United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014

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United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2014

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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 275,072 160,078
Percentage 63.21% 36.79%

Elections for both of Idaho's House seats took place on November 4, 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 also ran 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
Total votes 71,541 100
Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shirley Ringo 9,047 82.0
Democratic Ryan Barone 1,981 18.0
Total votes 11,028 100

General election results[edit]

Idaho's 1st Congressional district election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raúl Labrador (Incumbent) 143,580 65.01
Democratic Shirley Ringo 77,277 34.99
Other Write-ins 7 <0.01
Majority 66,303 30.02%
Total votes 220,864 100
Republican hold
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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 faced a primary challenge from Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith.[7]

Former Congressman Richard H. Stallings, who represented this seat from 1985–93, was the sole Democratic candidate.[8]

Endorsements[edit]

Mike Simpson
Bryan Smith
Organizations

Primary results[edit]

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

General election results[edit]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional district election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (Incumbent) 131,492 61.36
Democratic Richard H. Stallings 82,801 38.64
Majority 48,691 22.72
Total votes 214,293 100
Republican hold
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador will run for reelection to Congress in 2014". Idaho Statesman. August 14, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 
  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. August 20, 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. ^ a b "Nov 04, 2014 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rothenberg, Stuart (August 5, 2013). "Incumbent Primary Challengers: Some Promising, Others Premature". Rothenberg Report. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kruesi, Kimberlee (March 15, 2014). "Democrat Richard Stallings Mounts Congressional Bid". Times-News. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ Isenstadt, Alex (November 18, 2013). "Mitt Romney backs Mike Simpson in Idaho race". Politico. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ Cahn, Emily (March 4, 2014). "Paul Ryan Endorses Mike Simpson in Idaho". Roll Call. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ Popkey, Dan (October 15, 2013). "Citizens United PAC endorses Smith over Simpson in Idaho 2nd CD". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Popkey, Dan (September 24, 2013). "Idaho's Smith wins support of PAC that backed Sens. Paul and Lee". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ Popkey, Dan (November 13, 2013). "Smith wins gun rights group's endorsement, but it's not the NRA". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ Livingston, Abby (March 11, 2014). "Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses House Candidates". Roll Call. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  17. ^ Berg, Sven (February 19, 2014). "CD2 challenger Smith gets a new endorsement". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 

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