The Green Papers: Idaho 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 23 May 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2000 Census:1,297,274 (0.46% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):921,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):728,085
Capital:Boise
Tuesday 23 May 2006 polling hours 8:00a MDT (1400 UTC) / 8:00a PDT (1500 UTC) to 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC) / 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Local option allows polling places to open at 7 AM. A sizable part of IDAHO is in PDT but, as the MDT section is the much more populated portion of the state, the networks consider that "most of the polls in IDAHO" are closed by 8 PM MDT.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 8:00a MST (1500 UTC) / 8:00a PST (1600 UTC) to 8:00p MST (0300 UTC) / 8:00p PST (0400 UTC). Local option allows polling places to open at 7 AM. A sizable part of IDAHO is in PST but, as the MST section is the much more populated portion of the state, the networks consider that "most of the polls in IDAHO" are closed by 8 PM MST.
 

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Idaho State and Local Government


IDAHO PRIMARY

Tuesday 23 May 2006

This primary is for Democrats and Republicans only-- therefore: Independent, Libertarian, Natural Law, and Constitution Party candidates will not appear on the primary ballot.

IDAHO PRIMARY Returns from an official source
IDAHO PRIMARY results from a media source

Republican Governor Dirk Kempthorne is not running for re-election. He was nominated for Secretary of the Interior on 16 March 2006 by President George W. Bush.

Republican Lieutenant Governor James E. "Jim" Risch, Republican Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, and Republican Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden each received their party's nomination for re-election.

Republican Treasurer Ron G. Crane and Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent Marilyn Howard are at term limit.

Republican Controller Keith Johnson ran for but did not receive his party's nomination for U.S. House CD 1.

Contested STATEWIDE races:

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

  • Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Jerry M. Brady
    • Republicans have nominated C.L. "Butch" Otter
  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Larry LaRocco
  • Attorney General:
    • Republicans have renominated Lawrence G. Wasden *
  • Controller:
    • Republicans have nominated Donna M. Jones
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction:
    • Democrats have nominated Jana L. Jones
    • Republicans have nominated Tom Luna

Republican Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter ran for and received his party's nomination for Governor.

Republican Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson ran for and received his party's nomination for re-election.

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 1:
    • Democrats have nominated Larry L. Grant
    • Republicans have nominated William T. "Bill" Sali
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Larry E. Craig
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1996; 2002
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Mike Crapo
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor James E. "Jim" Risch
Ascended to the position of Governor 26 May 2006 upon the confirmation of Governor Dirk Kempthorne as Secretary of the Interior.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Chair - Governor James E. "Jim" Risch is a candidate for Lt. Governor in 2006
 Polls: Republican Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 237,437 52.67% Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter
Congressman CD 1
  Candidate Democratic 198,845 44.11% Jerry M. Brady
  Candidate Constitution 7,309 1.62% Marvin Pro-Life Richardson
While Mr. Richardson's legal name is "Marvin Pro-Life Richardson", the Idaho Secretary of State ruled that Mr. Richardson's middle name will not appear on the ballot.
  Candidate Libertarian 7,241 1.61% Ted Dunlap
Total 450,832 100.00%  
  
Governor Dirk Kempthorne, who was first elected in 1998, re-elected in 2002, and also served in U.S. Senate (elected: 1992) was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the Secretary of the Interior on 16 March 2006. The United States Senate confirmed the nomination on 26 May 2006 by a vote of 85 yeas, 8 nays and 7 not voting.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected separately from Governor

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark G. Ricks
Appointed by Governor Jim Risch 19 June 2006 to fill the vacancy caused by Lt. Governor Risch succession to Governor 26 May 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Lieutenant Governor Mark G. Ricks is not running for election
 Polls: Republican Governor James E. "Jim" Risch
  Elected Republican 258,818 58.30% Governor James E. "Jim" Risch
  Candidate Democratic 174,662 39.35% Larry LaRocco
  Candidate Constitution 10,425 2.35% William Charles Wellisch
Total 443,905 100.00%  
  
Lieutenant Governor James E. "Jim" Risch ascended to the position of Governor 26 May 2006 upon the confirmation of Governor Dirk Kempthorne as Secretary of the Interior. Mr. Risch was first elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2002 and was renominated for Lieutenant Governor during the 23 May 2006 Primary.

On 15 June 2006 Governor Jim Risch announced the appointment of Mark G. Ricks as Idaho's newest Lieutenant Governor. Mark G. Ricks was sworn on 19 June 2006.


109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (1 Open, 1 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Received his party's nomination for Governor in 2006
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican William T. "Bill" Sali
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 115,844 49.94% William T. "Bill" Sali
FEC: $1,085,175
  Candidate Democratic 103,914 44.80% Larry L. Grant
FEC: $779,766
  Candidate Independent 6,860 2.96% David Edwin "Dave" Olson
FEC: $0
  Candidate United Party 2,882 1.24% Norman Andrew "Andy" Hedden-Nicely
Running under the Banner of The United Party, the Idaho branch of the disbanded Natural Law Party.

FEC: $20,085
  Candidate Constitution 2,457 1.06% Paul Smith
FEC finanical report not available
Total 231,957 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
  Elected Republican 131,393 62.02% Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
FEC: $539,784
  Candidate Democratic 72,843 34.39% Jim Hansen
FEC: $163,750
  Candidate Independent 5,085 2.40% Cameron Forth
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Constitution 2,522 1.19% Travis J. Hedrick
FEC finanical report not available
Total 211,843 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Secretary of State Ben Ysursa
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican     Secretary of State Ben Ysursa

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 266,927 61.78% Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden
  Candidate Democratic 165,115 38.22% Robert A. "Bob" Wallace
Total 432,042 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Treasurer Ron G. Crane
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 23 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 275,262 64.34% Treasurer Ron G. Crane
  Candidate Democratic 152,579 35.66% Howard C. Faux
Replacement nominee
Total 427,841 100.00%  

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Republican Controller Keith Johnson
Appointed 1999; first elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Ran for but lost his party's nomination for U.S. House CD 1
  Elected Republican 252,958 58.55% Donna M. Jones
  Candidate Democratic 179,094 41.45% Jackie Groves Twilegar
Total 432,052 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent Marilyn Howard
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - At term limit
  Elected Republican 227,010 51.25% Tom Luna
  Candidate Democratic 215,905 48.75% Jana L. Jones
Total 442,915 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 8 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 4 candidates
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law): 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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