Idaho Attorney General election, 2014

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Idaho Attorney General Election

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lawrence Wasden Republican Party
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Idaho State Executive Elections
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The Idaho Attorney General election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Lawrence Wasden (R) was first elected in 2002 and is seeking re-election against Democratic candidate Bruce Bistline. The winner of the general election will serve a four-year term. Bistline faces an uphill battle as Wasden has won the past three elections by large margins of victory including his unopposed re-election bid in 2010.

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.[1]

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Lawrence Wasden - Incumbent[2][3]
Democratic Party Bruce Bistline[4]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party C.T. "Chris" Troupis - Boise lawyer[4]

Results

Republican primary

Idaho Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
C.T. "Chris" Troupis 40.9% 57,904
Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden Incumbent 59.1% 83,651
Total Votes 141,555
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Democratic primary

  • Uncontested

Polls

Idaho Attorney General - All candidates
Poll Lawrence Wasden * (R) Bruce Bistline (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
October 9-12, 2014
52%26%22%+/-4.3522
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes incumbent status.

Past elections

2010

Idaho Attorney General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden Incumbent 100% 367,737
Total Votes 367,737
Election Results Via: Idaho Secretary of State

2006

Idaho Attorney General, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden Incumbent 61.7% 267,700
     Democratic Robert A. "Bob" Wallace 38.3% 165,857
Total Votes 433,557
Election Results Via: Idaho Secretary of State

2002

Idaho Attorney General, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence Wasden 58.1% 231,851
     Democratic R. Keith Roark 41.9% 167,353
Total Votes 399,204
Election Results Via: Idaho Secretary of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 20, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 19, 2014 Last day for State Board of Canvassers to meet to canvass the general election
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

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