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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Idaho

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 20, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Jim Risch Republican Party
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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Idaho will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jim Risch (R). Risch was first elected in 2008.

FreedomWorks endorsed Jim Risch on March 17, 2014.[1]

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.[2]

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 can on election day (must bring proof of residence). For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014.[3]

See also: Idaho elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jim Risch (R). Risch was first elected in 2008.

Candidates

General election candidates


May 20, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Election results

Primary results

U.S. Senate, Idaho Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNels Mitchell 69.5% 16,798
William Bryk 30.5% 7,363
Total Votes 24,161
Source: 99% reporting Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


U.S. Senate, Idaho Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Risch Incumbent 79.9% 118,256
Jeremy Anderson 20.1% 29,771
Total Votes 148,027
Source: 99% reporting; Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Race background

Incumbent Jim Risch first won election in 2008 by 24 points, and according to most sources there is little reason to believe he would win by less than that in 2014.[5] No Democrat has been elected to the Senate from Idaho since 1974, and a Democrat has been elected only once to the House since 1992.[5]

Endorsements

Jim Risch

Key votes

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

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, 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.[6] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Jim Risch voted with the Republican Party against the bill.[7]

Campaign contributions

Candidate Ballot Access
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season.

Jim Risch (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 18, 2013$232,293.36$50,400$(23,170.20)$259,523.16
July Quarterly[9]July 18, 2013$259,523.16$231,418.43$(52,548.84)$438,392.75
October Quarterly[10]October 13, 2013$438,392.75$274,422.51$(159,673.33)$653,141.93
Year-end[11]January 31, 2014$653,141$321,231$(152,091)$822,281
Running totals
$877,471.94$(387,483.37)
Nels Mitchell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$0$110,914$(43,102)$67,812
Pre-Primary[13]May 5, 2014$67,812$38,304$(16,209)$89,907
Running totals
$149,218$(59,311)

Election history

2010

On November 2, 2010, Crapo won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated P. Tom Sullivan (D), Randy Lynn Bergquist (I) and Frederick R. Reinisch, Jr (I) in the general election.[14]

U.S. Senate, Idaho General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Crapo Incumbent 71.2% 319,953
     Democratic P. Tom Sullivan 24.9% 112,057
     Constitution Party Randy Lynn Bergquist 3.9% 17,429
     Independent Frederick R. Reinisch, Jr 0% 91
Total Votes 449,530

2008

On November 4, 2008, Risch won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Larry LaRocco (D), Rex Rammell (I), Pro-Life (I), Kent A. Marmon (L) and Kevin Volkmann (I) in the general election.[15]

U.S. Senate, Idaho General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Risch 57.7% 371,744
     Democratic Larry LaRocco 34.1% 219,903
     Independent Rex Rammell 5.4% 34,510
     Independent Pro-Life 1.3% 8,662
     Libertarian Kent A. Marmon 1.5% 9,958
     Independent Kevin Volkmann 0% 3
Total Votes 644,780

See also

External links

References