United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014
Idaho
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November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
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All 2 Idaho seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 2 0

Elections for both of Idaho's House seats will take place on November 4th, 2014.

District 1[edit]

Republican Raúl Labrador has represented Idaho's 1st congressional district since 2011. Labrador won election to a second term in 2012, defeating former NFL player Jimmy Farris with 63% of the vote.

Labrador was rumored to be considering a run for governor in 2014, but has announced he will run for re-election instead.[1]

Reed McCandless, who received 19% in the 2012 Republican primary, is challenging Labrador again. Also running in the Republican primary are Rathdrum resident Sean Blackwell, Boise resident Lisa Marie, and Eagle resident Michael Greenway.[2]

Although Farris initially expressed interest in a rematch against Labrador, in July 2013 he told the Idaho Statesman he was leaning towards a run for a Boise-based seat in the Idaho Legislature instead.[3] In August 2013 State Representative Shirley Ringo of Moscow announced she is running for the Democratic nomination.[4] Hayden resident Ryan Barone is also running in the Democratic primary.[2]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raúl Labrador 56,206 78.6%
Republican Lisa Marie 5,164 7.2%
Republican Michael Greenway 3,494 4.9%
Republican Reed McCandless 3,373 4.7%
Republican Sean Blackwell 3,304 4.6%
Totals 71,541 100%
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shirley Ringo 9,047 82.0%
Democratic Ryan Barone 1,981 18.0%
Totals 11,028 100%
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District 2[edit]

Republican Mike Simpson has represented Idaho's 2nd congressional district since 1999. Simpson won reelection in 2012, defeating Democratic State Senator Nicole LeFavour with 65% of the vote.

In 2014 Simpson faces a primary challenge from Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith.[6]

Former Congressman Richard H. Stallings, who represented this seat from 1985-1993, is the only Democratic candidate.[7]

Endorsements[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson 48,632 61.6%
Republican Bryan Smith 30,263 38.4%
Totals 78,896 100%
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard H. Stallings 14,547 100%
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador will run for reelection to Congress in 2014". Idaho Statesman. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Russell, Betsy Z. (March 15, 2014). "Candidates enter Idaho’s May 20 primary". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Popkey, Dan. "Awaiting dominoes, Jimmy Farris eyes Idaho Legislature" Idaho Statesman, July 22, 2013. (accessed 20 September 2013)
  4. ^ "Idaho Democrat Shirley Ringo to run for U.S. House". Associated Press (Idaho State Journal). 20 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d "May 20, 2014 Primary Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ Rothenberg, Stuart (5 August 2013). "Incumbent Primary Challengers: Some Promising, Others Premature". Rothenberg Report. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Kruesi, Kimberlee (March 15, 2014). "Democrat Richard Stallings Mounts Congressional Bid". Times-News. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ Isenstadt, Alex (November 18, 2013). "Mitt Romney backs Mike Simpson in Idaho race". Politico. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ Cahn, Emily (March 4, 2014). "Paul Ryan Endorses Mike Simpson in Idaho". Roll Call. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ Popkey, Dan (October 15, 2013). "Citizens United PAC endorses Smith over Simpson in Idaho 2nd CD". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ Popkey, Dan (July 10, 2013). "Club for Growth endorses opponent of ‘crazy liberal’ Simpson; Simpson says he’s ready". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ Popkey, Dan (September 24, 2013). "Idaho’s Smith wins support of PAC that backed Sens. Paul and Lee". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ Popkey, Dan (September 11, 2013). "Idaho’s Smith wins endorsement of group that backed GOP Senate losers Akin, Mourdock". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ Popkey, Dan (November 13, 2013). "Smith wins gun rights group’s endorsement, but it’s not the NRA". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  15. ^ Livingston, Abby (March 11, 2014). "Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses House Candidates". Roll Call. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ Berg, Sven (February 19, 2014). "CD2 challenger Smith gets a new endorsement". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 

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