United States Senate election in Idaho, 2010

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United States Senate election in Idaho, 2010
Idaho
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  Mike Crapo Official Photo 110th Congress.jpg Tom Sullivan 2.jpg
Nominee Mike Crapo Tom Sullivan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 319,953 112,057
Percentage 71.2% 24.9%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mike Crapo
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Crapo
Republican

The 2010 United States Senate election in Idaho took place on November 2, 2010, alongside 33 other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mike Crapo won re-election to a third term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Crapo (Incumbent) 127,332 79.3%
Republican Claude "Skip" Davis 33,150 20.7%
Total votes 160,482 100.0%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • William Bryk[2]
  • P. Tom Sullivan

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Sullivan 18,340 74.7%
Democratic William Bryk 6,227 25.3%
Total votes 24,567 100.0%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

Sullivan, a heavy underdog, criticized Crapo for being in Washington for too long saying “Senator Crapo has been in Congress for 18 years. The country is struggling, and I think it’s time to make a change.” Crapo has emphasized his conservative record in Washington.[3]

Debates[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
Cook Political Report Solid R[5] October 30, 2010
Rothenberg Safe R[6] October 28, 2010
Swing State Project Safe R[citation needed]
RealClearPolitics Safe R[7] October 30, 2010
Sabato's Crystal Ball Safe R[8] October 28, 2010
CQ Politics Safe R[9] October 30, 2010

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
Error
Mike
Crapo
(R)
Tom
Sullivan
(D)
Other Unde-
cided
Mason-Dixon (report) October 20–22, 2010 625 ± 4.0% 64% 20% 5% 11%
Rasmussen Reports (report) August 31, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 63% 24% 6% 7%
Rasmussen Reports (report) July 15, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 64% 27% 3% 6%
Rasmussen Reports (report) May 11, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 66% 22% 2% 9%

Fundraising[edit]

Candidate (Party) Receipts Disbursements Cash On Hand Debt
Mike Crapo (R) $3,349,827 $2,105,646 $3,153,345 $0
Tom Sullivan (D) $79,626 $80,707 $926 $38,393
Randy Lynn Bergquist (C) $0 $0 $0 $0
Source: Federal Election Commission[10]


Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Idaho, 2010[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Michael Crapo (incumbent) 319,953 71.19% -27.99%
Democratic Tom Sullivan 112,057 24.93% N/A
Constitution Randy Bergquist 17,429 3.88% N/A
Majority 207,896 46.26%
Total votes 449,439 100.00%
Republican hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Idaho US Senate Primary Results". Associated Press. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "No Hard Feelings, Says Losing Dem Senate Primary Candidate in Idaho Who's Never Been to the State". FOXNews.com. May 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^ http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/crapo-sullivan-reveal-more-differences-in-tv-debate/
  4. ^ http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/crapo-sullivan-draw-party-lines-during-debate/
  5. ^ "Senate". Cook Political Report. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Senate Ratings". Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Battle for the Senate". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  8. ^ "2010 Senate Ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Race Ratings Chart: Senate". CQ Politics. Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  10. ^ "2010 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Idaho". fec.gov. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 22, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official candidate websites