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idahoPopulation: 1,654,930 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 11, 2016.

Primary: May 17, 2016.

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Idaho (R+18) is one of Americas most conservative states. It is also among the whitest, at 89% in 2010. 11% identified as Hispanics. Idaho also has a large share of Mormons.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 4. Idaho is a very Republican state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Jim Risch. (Pic: Congress)

Jim Risch. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 2: Jim Risch (R)
Committees: Energy & Natural Resources, Foreign Relations, Small Business, Ethics, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jim Risch

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2020.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Lawyer, State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch (b.1943) has established a name for himself as perhaps the most conservative member of the US Senate since taking his seat in 2009. He was re-elected with 65% in 2014.

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Mike Crapo. (Pic: Congress)

Mike Crapo. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: Mike Crapo (R)
Committees
: Banking & Housing, Budget, Environment, Finance, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee
Jerry Sturgill
Republican nominee: Mike Crapo

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Lawyer and State Senator Mike Crapo (b.1951) served three terms in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1998 and took 71% in 2010. The otherwise anonymous Crapo caused a minor scandal when he was cited for a DUI in 2012. Lawyer and banker Jerry Sturgill is running for the Democrats.

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Repre­sen­tan­tenes Hus: 2 Representatives; both Republicans.

Raul Labrador. (Pic: Congress)

Raul Labrador. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Raul Labrador (R)
Committees
: Judiciary, Natural Resources.

Democratic nomineeJames Piotrowski
Republican nominee: Raul Labrador

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 18, 2016:
The district (R+18) covers the western and northern parts of the state, including Coeur D’Alene. It is 92% White, with 7% identifying as Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representantive Raul Labrador (b.1967) took the seat from a centrist Democrat in 2010 and received 65% in 2014. . The Democrats are running lawyer James Piotrowski.

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Mike Simpson. (Pic: Congress)

Mike Simpson. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Mike Simpson (R)
Committees
: Appropriations.

Democratic nomineeJennifer Martinez
Republican nominee: Mike Simpson

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, May 13, 2016:
The district (R+17) contains the state capital Boise and the eastern and southern areas of Idaho. It is 90% White, while 9% identify as Hispanics. Dentist and State Representative Mike Simpson (b.1950) was first elected in 1998 and got 61% in 2014. The Democrats are running activist and former Congressional aide Jennifer Martinez.

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STATE LEVEL

Butch Otter. (Pic: State of ID)

Butch Otter. (Pic: State of ID)

Governor: Butch Otter (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Butch Otter

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Butch Otter (b.1942) was first elected Governor in 2006 and was re-elected with 54% in 2014.

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Brad Little. (Pic: State of ID)

Brad Little. (Pic: State of ID)

Lieutenant Go­vernor: Brad Little (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Brad Little

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 13, 2016:
The Lieutenant Governor is nominated and elected separately from the Governor. Businessman and State Senator Brad Little (b.1954) was first appointed to the job when Jim Risch was elected to the Senate, and then won the election in 2010. He took almost 63% in 2014.

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Lawerence Denney. (Pic: State of ID)

Lawerence Denney. (Pic: State of ID)

Secretary of State: Lawerence Denney (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeLawerence Denney

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Farmer and former Speaker of the State House, Lawerence Denney (b.1948) was elected with 63% in 2014.

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Ron Crane. (Pic: State of ID)

Ron Crane. (Pic: State of ID)

Treasurer: Ron Crane (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ron Crane

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Businessman and State Representative Ron Crane (b.1947) was first elected in 1998 and took 61% in 2014.

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Brandon Woolf. (Pic: State of ID)

Brandon Woolf. (Pic: State of ID)

Controller: Brandon Woolf (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeBrandon Woolf

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Brandon Woolf (b.1972) has risen through the ranks of the Controller’s office and was appointed to the job in 2012. He was elected without a Democratic opponent in 2014.

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Lawrence Wasden. (Pic: State of ID)

Lawrence Wasden. (Pic: State of ID)

Attorney General­: Lawrence Wasden (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Lawrence Wasden

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2018.

Status, May 13, 2016:
 Lawyer Lawrence Wasden (b.1957) has worked at the Attorny General’s office since 1989. First elected in 2002, he took 68% in 2014.

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Sherri Ybarra. (Pic: State of ID)

Sherri Ybarra. (Pic: State of ID)

Superintendent of Public Instructon: Sherri Ybarra (R)

Democratic nominee:  ?
Republican nomineeSherri Ybarra

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Teacher and principal Sherri Ybarra took 51% in her first election in 2014. She gained some notoriety for never having voted in her 18 years as a citizen of Idaho.

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State Senate: 35 (7D / 28R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.
State House: 70 (14D / 56R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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