United States Senate election in Idaho, 2014

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United States Senate election in Idaho, 2014
Idaho
2008 ←
November 4, 2014 → 2020

  Jim Risch official portrait.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Jim Risch Nels Mitchell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 285,596 151,574
Percentage 65.33% 34.67%

Idaho Senatorial Election Results by County, 2014.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jim Risch
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jim Risch
Republican

The 2014 United States Senate election in Idaho was held on November 4, 2014 to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Idaho, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Idaho, other elections to the United States Senate, elections to the United States House of Representatives, and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican Senator Jim Risch ran for re-election to a second term in office. In primary elections held on May 20, 2014, Risch was renominated and the Democrats nominated attorney Nels Mitchell. Risch defeated Mitchell by a landslide in the general election.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Risch 118,927 79.91%
Republican Jeremy Anderson 29,897 20.09%
Totals 148,824 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • William Bryk, attorney from New York and perennial candidate[1]
  • Nels Mitchell, attorney[4]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nels Mitchell 16,905 69.6%
Democratic William Bryk 7,383 30.4%
Totals 24,288 100%

General election[edit]

Fundraising[edit]

Candidate Receipts Disbursements Cash on Hand Debt
Jim Risch (R) $1,339,302 $630,796 $940,697 $0
Nels Mitchell (D) $149,218 $59,311 $89,907 $5,000

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jim
Risch (R)
Nels
Mitchell (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 575 ± 6% 61% 30% 9%
Public Policy Polling October 9–12, 2014 522 ± 4.3% 50% 32% 18%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 594 ± 5% 64% 27% 0% 8%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 844 ± 4% 59% 25% 0% 16%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 696 ± 4.2% 62% 31% 1% 6%
Rasmussen Reports May 28–29, 2014 750 ± 4% 54% 29% 6% 11%

Results[edit]

U.S. Senate election in Idaho, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Risch (Incumbent) 285,596 65.33%
Democratic Nels Mitchell 151,574 34.67%
Majority 134,022 30.66%
Totals 437,170 100%
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Russell, Betsy Z. (March 14, 2014). "Candidates flock to Idaho ballot". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Russell, Betsy Z. (April 4, 2013). "Risch says he’ll run for re-election to U.S. Senate in 2014". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "*** UNOFFICIAL *** 2014 - Primary Election Statewide Totals". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Popkey, Dan (January 13, 2014). "Boise attorney, a political newcomer and Democrat, to take on Sen. Jim Risch". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nov 04, 2014 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 

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