Idaho Republican Party
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|Idaho Republican Party|
|Chairman||Vacant until 08/02/2014.|
|Senate leader||Brent Hill|
|House leader||Scott Bedke|
|Headquarters||802 W. Bannock, Lower Plaza 103, Boise, Idaho 83702 208-343-6405|
|National affiliation||Republican Party|
|Seats in the Upper House|
|Seats in the Lower House|
|Politics of the United States
The Idaho Republican Party, the Idaho state affiliate of the Republican Party, is the dominant political party in the state of Idaho. Republicans control all the constitutional offices, with C.L. "Butch" Otter as Governor. They also control by large margins the state Senate and House. Idaho's Congressional delegation are led by US Senator Jim Risch, Senator Mike Crapo and in the US House of Representatives Idaho is represented by Mike Simpson and Raúl Labrador.
The governing body of the Idaho Republican Party is the Republican State Central Committee, which is made up of an equal number of elected members from each legislative district and county. It establishes policy and functions of the Idaho Republican Party on the state level. The current State Chairman is Barry Peterson.
The Idaho GOP is also responsible for putting together and executing a Victory Plan that includes registering and identifying Republican voters and getting them to the polls. The Idaho GOP provides infrastructure and resources for Republican candidates.
2010 proved to be the most successful year in the history of the Idaho Republican Party, increasing its majority hold of the Idaho Legislature to 85/100 seats and reelecting all of the Republican statewide officers. Republican Raúl Labrador unseated incumbent Walt Minnick by 10% to reclaim Idaho's 1st congressional district. The Idaho GOP spent over $1.3 million on key Victory Programs such as buying television ads, mailing hundreds of thousands of campaign mail pieces, making hundreds of thousands of phone calls, recruiting and training a record number of candidates, opening field offices and hiring field staff, driving record numbers of early and absentee voting, among many other Victory Programs that helped deliver Republican victories across the state.
On March 6, 2012, the Idaho GOP held its first Presidential Caucus. The two largest caucus sites in the nation were held in Ada and Canyon Counties.
Current Republican officeholders
Members of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
- Governor: Butch Otter
- Lieutenant Governor: Brad Little
- Secretary of State: Ben Ysursa
- Attorney General: Lawrence Wasden
- State Controller: Brandon D Woolf
- State Treasurer: Ron Crane
- Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Luna