The Green Papers: Idaho 2007 Off Year Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2007. Find 2008 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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
 

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Idaho State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th 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
Open Seat - Announced his resignation on 1 September 2007. On 4 October 2007 Senator Craig announced he would retire at the end of his term and not run for re-election.
  

On Thursday 4 October 2007 a Minnesota judge rejected Senator Craig's bid to withdraw his guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from his 11 June 2007 arrest in a sex sting at an airport men's room. Senator Craig now states that he will retire and not seek re-election at the end of his current term.

Senator Larry E. Craig (Republican) announced his resignation on Saturday 1 September 2007 effective 30 September 2007. However, on Wednesday 26 September 2007, he said he would remain in Congress.

The Senator was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and charged with lewd conduct on On 11 June 2007. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct on 8 August 2007 but later filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea. A ruling on that motion is expected in October 2007.

On 15 September 2007 Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter issued a list individuals who have expressed interest in being appointed to the Idaho Class 2 Senate Seat to serve out the remainder of Senator Larry E. Craig's term (which expires in January 2009) should he resign. The list includes 24 names: state Representative Scott Bedke (Oakley), Bob Cox (Boise), Steve Coyle (Star), Lawrence Gardner (Meridian), Ben Jepson (Nampa), state Senator Mike Jorgensen (Coeur d'Alene), Thomas Kim (Island Park), David Leroy (Boise), state Representative Russ Mathews (Idaho Falls), state Senator John McGee (Caldwell), Christopher Patterson (Coeur d'Alene), Blaine Price (Malad), Steven Ranstrom (Burley), Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch, state Representative Ken Roberts (Donnelly), state Senator Gary Schroeder (Moscow), Larry T. Smith (Nampa), Sheila Sorensen (Boise), Tom Stevenson (Gooding), Robert Vasquez (Caldwell), Jim Waite (Idaho Falls), Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden, Dane Watkins (Idaho Falls), and Jay Wilde (Glenns Ferry).


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: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected separately from Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor James E. "Jim" Risch
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Running for the Senate Class 2 Seat in 2007

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (2 Undetermined)

CD 1
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Republican Congressman William T. "Bill" Sali
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 2
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Republican Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Secretary of State Ben Ysursa
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Treasurer Ron G. Crane
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Controller Donna M. Jones
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Luna
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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
  Republican: 11 incumbents
 
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 the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
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  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
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  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2007 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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