Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

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Idaho's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Raul Labrador Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Raul Labrador Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Safe R[3]

Idaho U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of Idaho held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Raul Labrador (R), who was first elected in 2010, defeated challenger Shirley Ringo (D) in the general election. He was seeking his third term in 2014. In the primary elections, Labrador was able to easily defeat his primary challengers. None of the four challengers received more than 10 percent of the vote.

Ringo defeated Ryan Andrew Barone in the Democratic primary. Labrador held over $400,000 cash-on-hand while Ringo had under $15,000.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 14, 2014
May 20, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Idaho is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote. The Democratic Party allows unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary. The Republican Party allows only voters registered with their party. Unaffiliated voters can choose to affiliate with a party on election day, but they will be bound to that party at the next election as well.[4]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by either April 25, 2014 (if mailing in registration or registering at an agency) or on election day (must bring proof of residence). For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 10, 2014.[5]

See also: Idaho elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Raul Labrador (R), who was first elected in 2010.

Idaho's 1st Congressional District encompasses the western and northern parts of the state and includes the western third of the state capital, Boise and most of its suburbs, including Nampa, Caldwell and Meridian. It also includes Lewiston, Moscow and Coeur d'Alene.

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Election results

General election results

The 1st Congressional District of Idaho held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Raul Labrador (R) defeated challenger Shirley Ringo (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Idaho District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Labrador Incumbent 65% 143,580
     Democratic Shirley Ringo 35% 77,277
Total Votes 220,857
Source: Idaho Secretary of State

Primary results

U.S. House, Idaho District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Ringo 82% 9,047
Ryan Barone 18% 1,981
Total Votes 11,028
Source: Idaho Secretary of State


U.S. House, Idaho District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Labrador Incumbent 78.6% 56,206
Lisa Marie 7.2% 5,164
Michael Greenway 4.9% 3,494
Reed McCandless 4.7% 3,373
Sean Blackwell 4.6% 3,304
Total Votes 71,541
Source: Idaho Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[8] Labrador joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[9][10]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Raul Labrador voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Raul Labrador voted against HR 2775.[15]

Campaign contributions

Raul Labrador

Raul Labrador (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$250,472.07$22,120$(37,158.89)$235,433.18
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$235,433.18$69,122.80$(27,284.91)$277,271.07
October Quarterly[18]October 13, 2013$277,271.07$45,470.00$(27,307.34)$295,433.73
Year-end[19]January 31, 2014$309,768$66,324$(36,523)$339,570
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2014$339,570$73,163$(38,061)$374,672
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$429,238$48,145$(61,073)$416,521
Running totals
$324,344.8$(227,408.14)

Shirley Ringo

Shirley Ringo (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[21]January 31, 2014$0$42,913$(28,288)$14,624
April Quarterly[22]April 15, 2014$14,624$39,652$(40,483)$13,793
Pre-Primary[23]May 8, 2014$13,793$16,156$(21,124)$8,825
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$8,825$42,837$(37,785)$13,876
Running totals
$141,558$(127,680)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Raul Labrador (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jimmy Farris (D), Rob Oates (L) and Pro-Life (I) in the general election.

U.S. House, Idaho District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaul R. Labrador Incumbent 63% 199,402
     Democratic Jimmy Farris 30.8% 97,450
     Libertarian Rob Oates 3.9% 12,265
     Independent Pro-Life 2.4% 7,607
Total Votes 316,724
Source: Idaho Secretary of State "November 6, 2012 General Election Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Raul Labrador won election to the United States House. He defeated Walt Minnick (D), Dave Olson (I) and Mike Washburn (L) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, Idaho District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaul R. Labrador 51.3% 126,231
     Democratic Walt Minnick incumbent 41.5% 102,135
     Independent Dave Olson 7.1% 17,429
     Libertarian Mike Washburn 0% 91
Total Votes 245,886

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
  3. Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Idaho Votes, "Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Idaho Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate List," accessed March 17, 2014
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Shirley Ringo," accessed October 30, 2013
  8. U.S. House, "House Resolution 676," accessed July 30, 2014
  9. Yahoo News, "Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead," accessed July 30, 2014
  10. Washington Post, "House clears way for lawsuit against Obama," accessed July 30, 2014
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 25, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 13, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013