Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Idaho Congressional Seats

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November 2, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

Idaho's Congressional Elections in 2012
U.S. Senate Election? U.S. House seats Possible competitive races?
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BOISE: Idaho: Idaho has two U.S. House seats on the ballot in 2012. Both of the two incumbents are running for re-election, and each faces a challenger in the general election (100%).

In District 1, GOP incumbent Raul Labrador faces a challenge from Jimmy Farris (D), a former NFL player. In addition, Rob Oates is seeking the seat as a Libertarian and Pro-Life (Marvin Thomas Richardson) is running as an Independent.

In District 2, incumbent Michael K. Simpson faces a challenge from Democrat Nicole LeFavour. Incumbent Simpson is expected to easily win re-election.

Currently, the Republican Party holds both of the two Congressional seats from Idaho. According to race ratings, no partisan switches are likely to occur, and both incumbents are expected to cruise to an easy victory on election day.

In Idaho, all polls will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. In some instances, the Clerk is able to open polling at 7:00 AM.[1]

Idaho is split between the Mountain and Pacific time zones.

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)

Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Idaho:

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Jimmy Farris
Republican Party Raul Labrador
Libertarian Party Rob Oates
Independent Pro-Life
Raul Labrador Pending Pending
2nd Democratic Party Nicole LeFavour
Republican Party Mike Simpson
Michael K. Simpson Pending Pending
Members of the U.S. House from Idaho -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 2 2
Total 2 2
 Congressional Redistricting Map, approved October 2011 

For more information, view Redistricting in Idaho.


See also