Idaho's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
November 4, 2014
May 20, 2014
Michael K. Simpson
Cook Political Report: Solid R
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R
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.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Simpson (R), who was first elected in 1998.
Idaho's 2nd Congressional District encompasses eastern Idaho and the Magic Valley region of the state and other outlying areas, as well as a small portion of the Boise Metropolitan Area, including two-thirds of the city of Boise itself. Other major cities in the district include Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls and Rexburg.
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May 20, 2014, primary results
|U.S. House, Idaho District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Simpson Incumbent||65.1%||207,412|
|Write-in (Democratic)||Jack Wayne Chappell (Write-in)||0.1%||235|
|Source: Idaho Secretary of State "November 6, 2012 General Election Results"|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Idaho's 2nd Congressional District, 2010|
|Republican||Michael K. Simpson Incumbent||68.8%||137,468|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
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- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 5, 2014
- Fairvote, "FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections," accessed August 5, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Bryan Smith," accessed October 30, 2013
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidate List," accessed March 17,2 014
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"