United States Senate elections in Idaho, 2014
November 4, 2014
May 20, 2014
|Candidate Filing Deadline||Primary Election||General Election|
Primary: Idaho has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.
Voter registration: Pending
- 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.
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- Jim Risch: Incumbent
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. 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.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
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 funds 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. 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.
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|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 18, 2013||$232,293.36||$50,400||$(23,170.20)||$259,523.16|
|July Quarterly||July 18, 2013||$259,523.16||$231,418.43||$(52,548.84)||$438,392.75|
|October Quarterly||October 13, 2013||$438,392.75||$274,422.51||$(159,673.33)||$653,141.93|
|Year-end||January 31, 2014||$653,141||$321,231||$(152,091)||$822,281|
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.
- United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014
- United States Senate elections, 2014
- Huffington Post "Senate 2014: How Much Money Do The Candidates Have?" accessed February 25, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- Senate.gov, "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 26, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
- 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"