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Jimmy Farris was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Idaho.
Farris lost to incumbent Raul Labrador (R) on November 6, 2012.
- Lewiston High School
- 2000: University of Montana, Marketing and Management
Farris worked as a wide receiver for several seasons with the San Francisco 49er’s, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, and the Washington Redskins. He was a member of the 2001 New England Patriots Super Bowl Championship team.
Farris also founded the non-profit The Jimmy Farris Future Leaders Foundation, which helps to equipping and developing young leaders with the skills necessary to excel academically, spiritually, socially and athletically.
- See also: Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2012
Farris ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Idaho's 1st District. Farris won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.  Farris defeated Cynthia Clinkingbeard in the Democratic primary. He faced Pro-Life (I), incumbent Raul Labrador (R), and Rob Oates (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012, and was defeated by Labrador.
|Idaho's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
| Cynthia Clinkingbeard
Breakdown of the source of Farris's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Farris lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Farris's campaign committee raised a total of $82,924 and spent $82,904.
|U.S. House, Idaho, District 1, 2012 - Jimmy Farris Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Jimmy Farris's campaign committee|
|Communications Workers of America||$5,000
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$5,000|
|International Assn of Fire Fighters||$3,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$5,000|
|Public Sector Unions||$3,000|