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Elections 2014Election Snapshot

Last Updated: 12/17/2014

Governors:  Of 36 gubernatorial elections, the Republicans won 24; Democrats won 10; and Independents won one when Alaska independent Bill Walker upset Governor Sean Parnell (R). The Vermont race will go to the legislature because no candidate received a majority, though Governor Shumlin is likely to be reelected. Notable changes include GOP victories in Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts; as well as a Democratic win in Pennsylvania. See the governors-elect in the chart below where incumbents are indicated with an asterisk (*).

STGovernorAssembly/HouseSenate
IncumbentCandidatesElection WinnerPre-ElectionElection ResultsPre-ElectionElection Results
AKSean Parnell (R)Sean Parnell (R)
Bill Walker (I)
Bill Walker (I)15D/25R16D/23R7D/13R6D/14R
ALRobert Bentley (R)Parker Griffith (D)
Robert Bentley (R)
Robert Bentley (R)39D/65R28D/59R11D/23R
1
8D/26R
1 I
ARMike Beebe (D)Mike Ross (D)
Asa hutchinson (R)
Asa Hutchinson (R)48D/51R
1
36D/64R
14D/21R11D/24R
AZJan Brewer (R)Fred DuVal (D)
Doug Ducey (R)
Doug Ducey (R)24D/36R24D/36R13D/17R13D/17R
CAJerry Brown (D)Jerry Brown (D)
Neel Kashkari (R)
Jerry Brown (D)55D/25R45D/26R26D/13R
1 vac.
26D/14R
COJohn Hickenlooper (D)John Hickenlooper (D)
Bob Beauprez (R)
John Hickenlooper (D)37D/28R33D/32R18D/17R17D/18R
CTDannel Malloy (D)Dannel Malloy (D)
Tom Foley (R)
Dannel Malloy (D)98D/53R87D/64R22D/14R21D/15R
DCMayor Vincent Gray (D) Muriel Bowser (D)0D/0RNo Election  
DEJack Markell (D)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election27D/14R 13D/8R 
FLRick Scott (R)Charlie Crist (D)
Rick Scott (R)
Rick Scott (R)45D/75R38D/78R14D/26R14D/26R
GANathan Deal (R)Jason Carter (D)
Nathan Deal (R)
Nathan Deal (R)60D/119R
1
60D/119R
1 I
18D/38R18D/38R
HINeil Abercrombie (D)David Ige (D)
Duke Aiona (R)
David Ige (D)44D/7R43D/8R24D/1R24D/1R
IATerry Branstad (R)Jack Hatch (D)
Terry Branstad (R)
Terry Branstad (R)47D/53R43D/57R26D/24R26D/23R
IDC.L. "Butch" Otter (R)A.J. Balukoff (D)
C.L. "Butch" Otter (R)
C.L. "Butch" Otter (R)13D/57R14D/86R6D/29R7D/28R
ILPat Quinn (D)Pat Quinn (D)
Bruce Rauner (R)
Bruce Rauner (R)71D/47R71D/47R40D/19R39D/20R
INMike Pence (R)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election31D/69R29D/71R13D/37R10D/40R
KSSam Brownback (R)Paul Davis (D)
Sam Brownback (R)
Sam Brownback (R)32D/93R27D/95R8D/32RNo Election
KYSteven L. Beshear (D)Next gubernatorial election 2015.No Election54D/46R54D/46R14D/23R
1
12D/26R
LABobby Jindal (R)Next gubernatorial election 2015.No Election44D/59R
2
No Election13D/26RNo Election
MADeval Patrick (D)Martha Coakley (D)
Charles Baker (R)
Charles Baker (R)131D/29R125D/34R35D/4R
1 vac.
34D/6R
MDMartin O'Malley (D)Anthony Brown (D)
Larry Hogan (R)
Larry Hogan (R)98D/43R90D/51R35D/12R33D/14R
MEPaul LePage (R)Mike Michaud (D)
Paul LePage (R)
Paul LePage (R)89D/58R
4
79D/68R
4 I
19D/15R
1
15D/20R
MIRick Snyder (R)Mark Schauer (D)
Rick Snyder (R)
Rick Snyder (R)51D/59R47D/63R12D/26R11D/27R
MNMark Dayton (D)Mark Dayton (D)
Jeff Johnson (R)
Mark Dayton (D)73D/61R62D/72R39D/28R39D/28R
MOJay Nixon (D)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election53D/110R45D/118R9D/24R
1 vac.
9D/25R
MSPhil Bryant (R)Next gubernatorial election 2015.No Election57D/64R
1
No Election20D/32RNo Election
MTSteve Bullock (D)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election37D/63R41D/59R23D/27R21D/29R
NCPat McCrory (R)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election43D/77R46D/74R17D/33R16D/34R
NDJack Dalrymple (R)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election23D/71R23D/71R14D/33R15D/32R
NEDave Heineman (R)Chuck Hassebrook (D)
Pete Ricketts (R)
Pete Ricketts (R)  490D/0R
49 N/P
NHMaggie Hassan (D)Maggie Hassan (D)
Walt Havenstein (R)
Maggie Hassan (D)219D/179R
1 vac.
158D/238R
1 I; 3 undecided
11D/13R10D/14R
NJChris Christie (R)Next gubernatorial election 2017.No Election46D/34RNo Election24D/16RNo Election
NMSusana Martinez (R)Gary King (D)
Susana Martinez (R)
Susana Martinez (R)37D/33R33D/37R25D/17RNo Election
NVBrian Sandoval (R)Robert Goodman (D)
Brian Sandoval (R)
Brian Sandoval (R)27D/15R15D/27R11D/10R10D/11R
NYAndrew Cuomo (D)Andrew Cuomo (D)
Rob Astorino (R)
Andrew Cuomo (D)100D/40R
1I; 9 vac.
106D/44R
27D/29R
5 I; 2 vac.
27D/32R
4 IDC
OHJohn Kasich (R)Ed Fitzgerald (D)
John Kasich (R)
John Kasich (R)39D/60R33D/65R10D/23R10D/23R
OKMary Fallin (R)Joe Dorman (D)
Mary Fallin (R)
Mary Fallin (R)29D/72R29D/72R12D/36R8D/40R
ORJohn Kitzhaber (D)John Kitzhaber (D)
Dennis Richardson (R)
John Kitzhaber (D)34D/26R35D/25R16D/14R18D/12R
PATom Corbett (R)Tom Wolf (D)
Tom Corbett (R)
Tom Wolf (D)92D/111R84D/119R23D/27R20D/30R
RILincoln Chafee (D)Gina Raimondo (D)
Allan Fung (R)
Gina Raimondo (D)69D/6R63D/11R32D/5R
1
32D/5R
1 undecided
SCNikki Haley (R)Vincent Sheehan (D)
Nikki Haley (R)
Nikki Haley (R)48D/76R46D/78R18D/28RNo Election
SDDennis Daugaard (R)Susan Wismer (D)
Dennis Daugaard (R)
Dennis Daugaard (R)17D/53R12D/58R7D/28R8D/27R
TNBill Haslam (R)Charlie Brown (D)
Bill Haslam (R)
Bill Haslam (R)27D/71R
1
26D/73R
7D/26R6D/27R
TXRick Perry (R)Wendy Davis (D)
Greg Abbott (R)
Greg Abbott (R)55D/95R52D/98R12D/19R11D/20R
USPresident Barack Obama (D)Next presidential election 2016.No Election201D/234R
3 vacancies
188D/247R
52D/46R
2
54D/44R
2 I
UTGary Herbert (R)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election14D/61R12D/63R5D/24R5D/24R
VATerry McAuliffe (D)Next gubernatorial election 2017.No Election32D/68RNo Election19D/21RNo Election
VTPeter Shumlin (D)Peter Shumlin (D)
Scott Milne (R)
TBD ()96D/45R
9
88D/53R
9 I
21D/7R
2
19D/9R
2 I
WAJay Inslee (D)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election54D/44R51D/47R26D/23R24D/25R
WIScott Walker (R)Mary Burke (D)
Scott Walker (R)
Scott Walker (R)39D/60R36D/63R15D/18R14D/19R
WVEarl Ray Tomblin (D)Next gubernatorial election 2016.No Election54D/46R36D/64R24D/10R16D/18R
WYMatt Mead (R)Pete Gosar (D)
Matt Mead (R)
Matt Mead (R)8D/52R9D/51R4D/26R4D/26R
Blue - Change to Democrat Party Control
Red - Change to Republican Party Control
Yellow - Change to Split Control

Legislatures:   As a result of legislative elections held in 45 states, Republicans will control 68 upper and lower chambers, whereas Democrats will control 30 chambers come January. Notably, Republicans took control of the Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and West Virginia Houses; while gaining control of the Colorado, Maine, New York, Nevada, Washington, and West Virginia Senates. Democrats retained control of the Iowa Senate and the Kentucky House. Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia did not conduct elections in 2014; whereas, Kansas, New Mexico, and South Carolina held elections for House members only. See legislative control shifts in the maps below.

Post-Election Legislative Control

Republican Democrat Split Non-Partisan


Pre-Election Legislative Control

Republican Democrat Split Non-Partisan

Ballot Measures:   Hot-topic ballot measures in 40 states and the District of Columbia included tax reform measures, recognition of gay marriage, legalization of marijuana, and questions regarding the future of federal healthcare reform. Click on the chart below to go directly to the measure where available,, or see our full list of ballot initatives.

StateTypeNumberDescriptionResult
AKMeasure2Decriminalizes marijuana.PASS
AZProposition303Allows terminally ill patients access to medical treatments incomplete in the approval process.PASS
CAProposition46Increases the damages cap in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million.FAIL
COProposition105Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms. FAIL
FLAmendment2Allows for medical marijuana.FAIL
ILAmendment2Enhances crime victims rights during criminal court proceedings.PASS
LAAmendment14Limits tax rebate alterations by the legislature.FAIL
MEQuestion1Puts restrictions on certain bear hunting practices.FAIL
MIReferendum1Overturns wolf hunting seasons in the Upper PeninsulaFAIL
NEInitiative425Increases the minimum wage to $9 per hour over three years. PASS
ORMeasure91Permits recreational marijuana.PASS
SDMeasure18Raises the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 and increases it each subsequent year based on inflation.PASS