Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014

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Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014
Idaho
2010 ←
November 4, 2014 → 2018

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Nominee Butch Otter A.J. Balukoff
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 235,405 169,556
Percentage 53.52% 38.55%

Idaho Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg

County results

Governor before election

Butch Otter
Republican

Elected Governor

Butch Otter
Republican

The 2014 Idaho gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Idaho, concurrently with the election to Idaho's Class II U.S. Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican Governor Butch Otter ran for election to a third consecutive term in office.[1] In primary elections held on May 20, 2014, Otter was renominated and the Democrats nominated businessman and President of the Boise School District Board of Trustees A.J. Balukoff. Otter defeated Balukoff and four Independent and Third Party challengers in the general election.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Butch Otter 79,786 51.36%
Republican Russ Fulcher 67,702 43.59%
Republican Harley Brown 5,084 3.27%
Republican Walt Bayes 2,761 1.78%
Totals 155,333 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • A.J. Balukoff, businessman and President of the Boise School District Board of Trustees[11]
  • Terry Kerr, former Republican candidate for local office[2]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic A.J. Balukoff 16,753 65.33%
Democratic Terry Kerr 8,890 34.67%
Totals 25,643 100%

Constitution nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Jill Humble, retired nurse educator and candidate for Boise City Council in 2013[2]
  • Pro-Life (formerly known as Marvin Richardson), organic strawberry farmer, pro-life activist and perennial candidate[18]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Butch
Otter (R)
A.J.
Balukoff (D)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling October 30–November 2, 2014 1,001 ± 3.1% 49% 37% 10%[19] 5%
55% 42% 3%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 575 ± 6% 53% 35% 2% 10%
Public Policy Polling October 9–12, 2014 522 ± 4.3% 39% 35% 12%[20] 14%
47% 38% 15%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 594 ± 5% 57% 33% 1% 9%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 844 ± 4% 51% 33% 3% 13%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 691 ± 4.2% 56% 34% 4% 7%
Rasmussen Reports May 28–29, 2014 750 ± 4% 50% 36% 8% 7%

Results[edit]

Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Butch Otter (Incumbent) 235,405 53.52%
Democratic A.J. Balukoff 169,556 38.55%
Libertarian John Bujak 17,884 4.07%
Independent Jill Humble 8,801 2%
Constitution Steve Pankey 5,219 1.19%
Independent Pro-Life 2,870 0.65%
Other Write-in 95 0.02%
Majority 65,849 14.97%
Totals 439,830 100%
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Otter taps industry lobbyist to run re-election campaign | Local & Regional | Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Idaho News, Weather, Sports and Breaking News". KBOI 2. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Nine vie to be next Idaho governor". Idaho Statesman. March 15, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bank on it: Fulcher will announce challenge to Gov. Otter in Saturday fly-around". Idaho Statesman. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador Plans 2014 Re-Election Run For Congress". Boise State Public Radio. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lt. Gov. Brad Little to seek re-election in 2014". Times-News. Associated Press. September 18, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Luna won't commit on 2014 run for governor, denies seeking national education post". IdahoReporter.com. 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  7. ^ Prentice, George (2012-06-14). "Rex Rammell 'Gives Up on Idaho,' Leaving State | citydesk". Boiseweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  8. ^ Popkey, Dan (September 16, 2013). "Wasden says he'll seek record fourth term as Idaho attorney general". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Raul Labrador backs Russ Fulcher for Idaho governor". The Spokesman-Review. May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "*** UNOFFICIAL *** 2014 - Primary Election Statewide Totals". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ Popkey, Dan. "Democrat Balukoff joins race for governor" Idaho Statesman, December 3, 2013. (accessed 3 December 2013)
  12. ^ "Keith is not planning on running in 2014". Allredforidaho.com. 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  13. ^ "Cecil Andrus: Idaho not doing enough for children". Idahopress.com. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  14. ^ "Democrat Bieter wanted to hear GOP Speaker Boehner, backed Simpson in 2010". Idaho Statesman. August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Democrat Balukoff joins race for governor". Idaho Statesman. December 3, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c d "2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 3". Red State. June 12, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Former prosecutor Bujak running for Idaho governor". Krem.com. March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Deputize armed volunteers to protect schools, says perennial Idaho candidate Pro-Life". Idaho Statesman. December 17, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  19. ^ John Bujak (L) 5%, Jill Humble (I) 1%, Pro Life (I) 2%, Steve Pankey (C) 2%
  20. ^ John Bujak (L) 4%, Jill Humble (I) 3%, Pro Life (I) 3%, Steve Pankey (C) 2%
  21. ^ "Nov 04, 2014 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites