2014 Minnesota State Auditor election

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Minnesota State Auditor election, 2014

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  Rebecca Otto.jpg Randy Gilbert.jpg
Nominee Rebecca Otto Randy Gilbert
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 988,102 766,814
Percentage 51.51% 39.98%

Minnesota State Auditor election, 2014 results by county.svg
County Results

Otto:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%

Gilbert:      40–50%      50–60%

State Auditor before election

Rebecca Otto
DFL

Elected State Auditor

Rebecca Otto
DFL

The 2014 Minnesota State Auditor election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Minnesota State Auditor.

Incumbent Democratic–Farmer–Labor State Auditor Rebecca Otto ran for re-election to a third term in office. Primary elections were held on August 12, 2014. The Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) renominated Otto, the Republican Party nominated former Long Lake Mayor Randy Gilbert and the Independence Party nominated business owner Pat Dean.

Otto defeated Gilbert in the general election by a significant margin.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary[edit]

The Democratic–Farmer–Labor endorsement was made on May 31, 2014. Incumbent Rebecca Otto won the endorsement unopposed.[1]

Former Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Matt Entenza filed to run on June 3, 2014, less than an hour before the filing deadline. His surprise entrance into the race encountered criticism from prominent DFLers.[2][3][4]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary election results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rebecca Otto 149,628 80.93
DFL Matt Entenza 35,258 19.07
Total votes 184,886 100

Republican primary[edit]

The Republican endorsement was made on May 30, 2014. Former Mayor of Long Lake Randy Gilbert, who was a candidate for State Auditor in 2010, won the endorsement unopposed.[7][8]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Randy Gilbert, former Mayor of Long Lake and candidate for State Auditor in 2010 (party endorsed)[9]

Results[edit]

Republican primary election results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Gilbert 147,570 100
Total votes 147,570 100

Independence primary[edit]

The Independence Party endorsement was made on May 17, 2014. Pat Dean won the endorsement unopposed.[10]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Pat Dean, business owner (party endorsed)[11]

Results[edit]

Independence primary election results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independence Patrick Dean 5,500 100
Total votes 5,500 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Minnesota State Auditor election, 2014[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Rebecca Otto 988,102 51.51
Republican Randy Gilbert 766,814 39.98
Independence Pat Dean 76,845 4.01
Grassroots Judith Schwartzbacker 55,132 2.87
Libertarian Keegan Iversen 30,397 1.58
Write-ins Others 800 0.04
Majority 221,288 11.54%
Total votes 1,918,090 100
DFL hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DFLers endorse Otto for 3rd term as state auditor". Associated Press. May 31, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Stassen-Berger, Rachel E. (June 3, 2014). "Entenza seeks fellow DFLer's auditor seat". Star Tribune. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Bierschbach, Briana (June 4, 2014). "Entenza's late move to take on Otto draws ire of DFL leaders". MinnPost. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Nord, James (June 6, 2014). "Entenza's auditor bid riles DFLers". Politics in Minnesota. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Rachel E. Stassen-Berger (August 20, 2013). "State Auditor Rebecca Otto to run for a third term". Star Tribune. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Statewide Results for State Auditor, Primary Election". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Richert, Catharine (May 30, 2014). "GOP backs Randy Gilbert for state auditor". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  8. ^ Bierschbach, Briana (May 30, 2014). "Minnesota Republicans endorse Randy Gilbert for state auditor". MinnPost. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  9. ^ Brucato, Cyndy (April 11, 2013). "Randy Gilbert gets out early in GOP bid for state auditor". MinnPost. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  10. ^ Kimball, Joe (May 19, 2014). "Independence Party endorses Nicollet for governor; Terrell for U.S. Senate". MinnPost. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  11. ^ Hart, Cassie (May 18, 2014). "Independence Party Endorses Candidates for Statewide Races". KSTP-TV. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  12. ^ "Auditor's Race To Test Democratic Allegiances". Associated Press. June 4, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings, Executive Offices". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  14. ^ "Training tomorrow's weather warrior" (PDF). Observer. Air Force Weather Agency. March 2005. p. 25. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  15. ^ Mosedale, Mike (April 28, 2014). "Libertarians endorse four at convention". Politics in Minnesota. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  16. ^ "Statewide Results for Secretary of State". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2015.

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