2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho

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All 2 Idaho seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 2 0
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 367,441 207,313
Percentage 61.73% 34.83%
Swing Decrease 3.93% Increase 4.17%

Idaho US House 2018.svg
Results by county

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the two U.S. Representatives from the U.S. state of Idaho; one from each of the state's two congressional districts. Primaries were held on May 15, 2018. The elections and primaries coincided with the elections and primaries of other federal and state offices.

Overview[edit]

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho by district:[1]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 197,719 62.75% 96,922 30.76% 20,428 6.48% 315,069 100.0% Republican Hold
District 2 170,274 60.67% 110,381 39.33% 0 0.00% 280,655 100.0% Republican Hold
Total 367,993 61.77% 207,303 34.80% 20,428 3.43% 595,724 100.0%

District 1[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Raúl Labrador, who has represented the district since 2011. He was reelected with 68% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Cristina McNeil, real estate agent, chair of the Latino caucus of the Idaho Democratic Party[2]
  • Michael Smith, former U.S. Marine
  • James Vandermaas, former U.S. Marine[3]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cristina McNeil 19,070 69.3
Democratic James Vandermaas 4,491 16.3
Democratic Michael Smith 3,963 14.4
Total votes 27,524 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Russ Fulcher 42,793 43.1
Republican David H. Leroy 15,451 15.6
Republican Luke Malek 14,154 14.3
Republican Christy Perry 11,110 11.2
Republican Michael Snyder 10,255 10.3
Republican Alex Gallegos 3,478 3.5
Republican Nick Henderson 2,003 2.0
Total votes 99,244 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Russ
Fulcher (R)
Cristina
McNeil (D)
W. Scott
Howard (L)
Other Undecided
Dan Jones & Associates June 22 – July 9, 2018 315 ± 5.5% 35% 27% 10% 8%[11] 20%

Results[edit]

Idaho's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Russ Fulcher 197,167 62.7
Democratic Cristina McNeil 96,932 30.8
Independent Natalie Fleming 6,188 2.0
Libertarian W. Scott Howard 5,435 1.7
Independent Paul Farmer 4,479 1.4
Constitution Marvin "Pro-Life" Richardson 3,181 1.0
Independent Gordon Counsil 1,054 0.3
Independent Michael J. Rath (write-in) 91 0.0
Total votes 314,527 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Mike Simpson, who has represented the district since 1999. He was reelected with 63% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Peter Rickards[12]
  • Aaron Swisher, businessman[13]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Aaron Swisher 18,675 67.6
Democratic Peter Rickards 8,943 32.4
Total votes 27,618 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 72,227 100.0
Total votes 72,227 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Simpson (R)
Aaron
Swisher (D)
Other Undecided
Dan Jones & Associates June 22 – July 9, 2018 285 ± 5.8% 59% 23% 10%[14] 9%

Results[edit]

Idaho's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 170,274 60.7
Democratic Aaron Swisher 110,381 39.3
Total votes 280,655 100.0
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/fulcher-wins-gop-face-off-for-congressional-seat-mcneil-wins/article_08e53fd7-0c35-585e-9009-dc86ca6e6903.html
  3. ^ Ferro, Judy. "Encouraging signs for Democrats this primary". Idaho Press-Tribune. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  4. ^ "Russ Fulcher makes it official: He's leaving Idaho governor's race to run for Congress". idahostatesman. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  5. ^ nfoy@idahopress.com, NICOLE FOY. "Alex Gallegos hosting candidate forum at the Hispanic Cultural Center". Idaho Press-Tribune. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  6. ^ Key, Kyle. "Idaho Congressional Candidate Nick Henderson Endorses Convention of States". Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  7. ^ "David Leroy announces candidacy for 1st District congressional seat". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  8. ^ "Malek is in: CdA state lawmaker is running for Congress". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  9. ^ Contributor, Chuck Malloy, Idaho Politics Weekly. "Congressional race gets more crowded, and interesting". idahopoliticsweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  10. ^ "Idaho senator endorses end-times author for open seat in Congress". idahostatesman. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  11. ^ Marvin "Pro-Life" Richardson (C) with 6%, "Someone else" with 2%
  12. ^ nbrown@magicvalley.com, NATHAN BROWN. "Twin Falls man wants to take on Simpson for Congress". Twin Falls Times-News. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  13. ^ "Boise Democrat to challenge Simpson for congressional seat". The Seattle Times. 2017-12-18. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  14. ^ "Someone else" with 10%

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for second district candidates