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Minnesota State Auditor election, 2014

Minnesota State Auditor election, 2014

November 4, 2014

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

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.

Contents

  • Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Declared 1.1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
      • Nominee 2.1.1
    • Results 2.2
  • Independence primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
      • Nominee 3.1.1
    • Results 3.2
  • General election 4
    • Candidates 4.1
    • Results 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary

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

Declared

Results

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

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

Nominee

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

Results

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

Independence primary

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

Candidates

Nominee

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

Results

Independence primary election results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independence Bob Helland 3,059 51.52
Independence David Singleton 2,879 48.48
Total votes 5,938 100

General election

Candidates

Results

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

References

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External links

  • Elections & Voting - Minnesota Secretary of State
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