United States Senate elections in Idaho, 2014
November 4, 2014
May 20, 2014
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.
The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Jim Risch (R). Risch was first elected in 2008.
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Incumbent Jim Risch first won election in 2008 by 24 points, and according to most sources there was little reason to believe he would win by less than that in 2014. No Democrat had been elected to the Senate from Idaho since 1974, and a Democrat had been elected only once to the House since 1992.
On November 4, 2008, Jim 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.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014
- United States Senate elections, 2014
- Cook Political Report, "2014 SENATE RACE RATINGS FOR JULY 18, 2014," accessed August 5, 2014
- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 Senate Races," accessed August 5, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Huffington Post "Senate 2014: How Much Money Do The Candidates Have?" accessed February 25, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"