The Green Papers: Idaho 2014 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2014. Find 2015 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 20 May 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Friday 14 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 20 May 2014 - Primary. 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 PT but, as the MT 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 MT.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. 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 PT but, as the MT 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 MT.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,573,499 (0.51% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Boise
 

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Idaho State and Local Government

Idaho 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Constitution, Independent, and Libertarian candidates do not appear on the primary ballot.


20 May 2014 Primary certified returns from the Idaho Secretary of State.

4 November 2014 General Election certified returns from the Idaho Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator James E. "Jim" Risch
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 285,596 65.33% Senator James E. "Jim" Risch
FEC S8ID00092; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,070,076; Dsb $1,125,814
  Candidate Democratic 151,574 34.67% Briane Nelson "Nels" Mitchell
FEC S4ID00075; 24 Nov 14; Tot $337,233; Dsb $350,525
Total 437,170 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004, 2010.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
FEC S8ID00027

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 235,405 53.52% Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
  Candidate Democratic 169,556 38.55% Boise School District Board of Trustees President A.J. Balukoff
  Candidate Libertarian 17,884 4.07% John T. Bujak
  Candidate Independent 8,801 2.00% Jill Humble
  Candidate Constitution 5,219 1.19% Steve Pankey
  Candidate Independent 2,870 0.65% Marvin Thomas "Pro-Life" Richardson
  Candidate Write-in 79 0.02% Paul Venable
  Candidate Write-in 6 0.00% Walt Bayes
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Marcus Bradley Ellis
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Larry Allen White
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Kurt M. Wertzbaugher
Total 439,830 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected separately from Governor

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Brad Little
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First appointed: 6 January 2009 (upon the ascention of Lt. Governor Jim Risch to the U.S. Senate). First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 271,268 62.81% Lieutenant Governor Brad Little
  Candidate Democratic 141,917 32.86% former state Senator Bert Marley
  Candidate Constitution 18,705 4.33% David Hartigan
Total 431,890 100.00%  

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (2 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 143,580 65.01% Congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador
FEC H0ID01253; 24 Nov 14; Tot $544,102; Dsb $405,802
  Candidate Democratic 77,277 34.99% Shirley G. Ringo
FEC H4ID01081; 24 Nov 14; Tot $224,764; Dsb $222,912
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 7 0.00% Reed C. McCandless
FEC H2ID01143
Total 220,864 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 131,492 61.36% Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
FEC H8ID02064; 31 Dec 14; Tot $2,466,247; Dsb $2,462,428
  Candidate Democratic 82,801 38.64% former Congressman Richard Howard Stallings
First elected: 1984. Served through January 1993.

FEC H2ID02018; 24 Nov 14; Tot $115,420; Dsb $112,539
Total 214,293 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State Ben Ysursa
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 8 November 2013: Announced he will not seek a 4th term.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 241,851 56.22% former Representative Lawerence E. Denney
  Candidate Democratic 188,353 43.78% state Representative Holli High Woodings
Total 430,204 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 289,672 68.04% Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden
  Candidate Democratic 136,081 31.96% Bruce S. Bistline
Total 425,753 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer Ron G. Crane
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 260,044 60.97% Treasurer Ron G. Crane
  Candidate Democratic 166,487 39.03% Deborah Silver
Total 426,531 100.00%  

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Controller Brandon D. Woolf
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed: 15 October 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 342,013 100.00% Controller Brandon D. Woolf
Total 342,013 100.00%  
 
May 2012: State Controller Donna M. Jones (Republican) is involved in a car accident. Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter (Republican) appoints the State Controller Chief of Staff Brandon D. Woolf (Republican) to the position of temporary acting State Controller.
15 October 2012: Controller Donna M. Jones (Republican) retires. She was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
15 October 2012: Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter (Republican) appoints temporary acting State Controller Brandon D. Woolf (Republican) to the position of State Controller. He will serve the remainder of Donna Jones' term.

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Luna
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 217,049 50.65% Sherri Ybarra
  Candidate Democratic 211,483 49.35% Jana L. Jones
Total 428,532 100.00%  
 

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): 9 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 12 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 6 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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Idaho Secretary of State Election Division
  IdahoVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Idaho Legislature
Democratic
  Idaho Democratic Party
Republican
  The Idaho Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Idaho
  Christian Liberty Party of Idaho
  Justice Party of Idaho
  Right to Life of Idaho
  The Constitution Party of Idaho
Media & others
  Coeur d'Alene Press
  DMOZ - Idaho
  Idaho Press-Tribune
  Idaho Public Television
  KIFI TV - ABC - Idaho Falls
  KTVB TV - NBC - Boise
  Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  Pocatello Idaho State Journal
  Politics1.com - Idaho
  South Idaho Press
  The Challis Messenger
  The Idaho Statesman - Boise
  The Lewiston Tribune
  The MountainGoat Report
  The Times-News - Twin Falls
  Wood River Journal - Hailey

 


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  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
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