M 2010 Idaho General Election

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Last updated: Nov. 2, 8:50 p.m. Governor, State of Idaho

CandidateVotesPct
C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) 266,992 59.20%
Keith Allred (D) 147,863 32.80%
Jana M. Kemp (I) 26,601 5.90%
Ted Dunlap (L) 5,864 1.30%
Pro-Life (I) 3,841 0.85%
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Last updated: Nov. 2, 8:50 p.m. U.S. Representative, Idaho Congressional District 1

CandidateVotesPct
Raul R. Labrador (R) 126,231 51%
Walt Minnick (D) 102,130 41.30%
Dave Olson (I) 14,365 5.81%
Mike Washburn (L) 4,696 1.90%
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* These percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

M Complete 2010 Idaho General Election results
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Idaho voters OK four constitutional amendments

All four constitutional amendments that were on the Idaho ballot passed, and passed fairly easily. SJR 101, allowing “tuition” at the University of Idaho (rather than just “fees”), passed with 64.1 percent of the vote. HJR 4, on hospital debt, got 63.5 percent; HJR 5… Read more

AM: GOP Tightens Hold On Idaho

Idaho Education Superintendent Tom Luna, left, and his wife Cindy, right, celebrate his victory at the Republican Party Election Headquarters held at a hotel in Boise Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Cilley)Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SRTuesday Scanner Traffic/DFO, Huckleberries OnlineSunny, mild weather continues today/Mike Prager, SRTimberlake Fire recall… Read more

Election expands GOP supermajority in the Idaho Legislature

The Republican sweep that swept across Idaho yesterday did more than return the state to a 100 percent Republican congressional delegation to match its all-GOP slate of top statewide officials: It also added five seats to the Republican majority in the Idaho House. According to… Read more

Minnick concedes in Idaho congressional race

Outgoing Congressman Walt Minnick issued a statement early this morning, saying, “It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early this morning I placed a call to Raul and wished him every success as Idaho’s next Congressman. Read more

Labrador, Minnick comment on results

Outgoing Congressman Walt Minnick issued a statement early this morning, saying, “It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early this morning I placed a call to Raul and wished him every success as Idaho’s… Read more

Repubs Grab House, Gain In Senate

The party that controls the House holds crucial power, taking the lead in writing bills and deciding which to bring up for a vote and when. A Republican House could pass legislation, such as promised tax relief, on simple majority votes without any Democratic support…. Read more

Labrador wins, beats Minnick

The Associated Press has called Idaho’s 1st District congressional race in favor of GOP challenger Raul Labrador. The latest figures from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office show that with 753 of 961 precincts reporting, Labrador had 50.2 percent to Minnick’s 42 percent, with independent… Read more

Otter claims victory, promises ‘conservative leadership in tough times’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has claimed victory in his re-election bid, saying in a statement, “I give credit to my opponent, Mr. Allred, for running a very tough race. In the end, Idahoans spoke loudly that strong conservative leadership is what they wanted during these… Read more

GOP incumbents finding easy wins in Idaho

A tumultuous election in Idaho led to high turnout and strong feelings, but the most-Republican-voting state in the nation was left little changed. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rallied to win a second four-year term, despite widespread concern about his decision to cut school funding and the failure of the major initiative of his first term, a big investment in the state’s roads. Read more

Allred concedes in guv’s race

Democratic candidate for governor Keith Allred has conceded to GOP Gov. Butch Otter in the governor’s race. “I believe more strongly than ever in the Founding Fathers’ wisdom that the best solutions are those that attract support across the lines that divide us,” Allred said… Read more

Latest results in guv’s race

With vote-counting delays in Kootenai, Ada and Canyon counties, the election results have been very slow to come in tonight, prompting several major candidates to hold off on either declaring victory or conceding - including Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger Keith Allred. Here are… Read more

Idaho Election Night updates

Running election updates for Kootenai County and North Idaho. Read more

AP declares Luna, Little, Ysursa winners

The AP has called three more Idaho races: Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna all have won re-election, the AP says. The most high-profile race among those three was Luna’s; he faced a… Read more

Minnick: ‘I expect it to be very close’

Freshman Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick, the only Democrat among Idaho’s congressional delegation, said tonight that he’s not surprised he’s in such a hard-fought re-election race. “It’s the most Republican district to have elected a Democratic challenger in a Democratic year,” he said of his election… Read more

Early numbers look good for Labrador

The early numbers looked very good for GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador - with 124 of 961 precincts reporting, Labrador had 50.7 percent of the vote to incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick’s 42.6 percent, with independent Dave Olson trailing at 5.2 percent and Libertarian Mike Washburn… Read more

AP calls top races…

The Associated Press has called several of Idaho’s top races - it’s declared Sen. Mike Crapo a winner, winning a third term in the U.S. Senate; along with 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson, winning another term in the House; and the AP has declared Gov…. Read more

Long night ahead…

Check back here later for election results; for now, there’s still an hour of voting left in southern Idaho and two hours in North Idaho. It could be a long night ahead. Among the factors threatening to make the vote-tallying take extra-long: Write-in candidates in… Read more

Tea Partiers Paul, Rubio Score Wins

The Tea Party scored major victories in an election dominated by U.S. economic woes. Republican Marco Rubio is projected to win the Florida Senate race by a wide margin and GOP candidate Rand Paul will win the Kentucky Senate race, according to ABC News exit-poll… Read more

AARP Survey: 50+ Crowd Voting Mad

The only weather forecast that may matter this Election Day is the dark cloud hanging over the most powerful vote in Idaho, voters age 50 and older, as they head to the polls. According to a new election survey conducted by AARP Idaho over the… Read more

November Traditions

This month turkeysare selected;some get stuffed andsome elected.The Bard of Sherman Avenue Read more

Joe: Campaigners Hit Wrong Church

Joe Butler: There’s some swing voters who attend St. George in Post Falls who may now be voting D Tuesday — following one of the masses (Sunday), the cars in the parking lot had fliers on their windows from a pro-life group extolling the advantages… Read more

One day left ‘til the election…

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com from Saturday’s paper on the outside ads being run against Democratic candidate for governor, Keith Allred, thanks to a big cash infusion to the Idaho Republican Party from the Republican Governors Association. And here’s a link… Read more

Eye on Boise: Large voter turnout predicted at Idaho polls

BOISE – It’s election time – grab your ID and head to the polls on Tuesday. This is the first general election at which Idaho’s new requirement for voters to show photo ID is in effect; those who don’t have it can sign a personal identity affidavit. Read more

Strong turnout predicted Tuesday

Looking ahead to Tuesday’s election, Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is predicting strong voter turnout for a non-presidential year election, with 63 to 64 percent of registered voters casting ballots, “which would be our highest non-presidential year turnout since ‘94.” “Candidates and issues make… Read more

Party goes negative so Otter doesn’t have to

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter likes to say he doesn’t go negative - all his TV campaign ads are positive and are about him, not his opponent. But there have been plenty of negative ads airing targeting Otter’s Democratic challenger, Keith Allred, thanks to a $400,000… Read more

Ad Watch: Labrador, NRCC launch new campaign ads in 1st CD race

GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador has launched a new ad today, a spot entitled “Family” that doesn’t mention his opponent and shows lots of pictures of his wife and kids. You can watch it here; Labrador’s campaign says it will begin airing this weekend. In… Read more

Gookin Supports D’s In Top Races

My OpenCDA blog buddy Dan Gookin is in trouble, if loyalty oaths and supporting party candidates 100% are important next time he tries to run as a Republican. In making predictions and observations re: select races, Gookin correctly surmises about Phil Hart: “While Hart may… Read more

Statesman: Yes On 4 Amendments

Idaho’s publicly owned airports, community hospitals and city-run electric utilities need the flexibility to serve their customers and adapt to fluid markets. On Tuesday, voters should grant that flexibility. They should vote yes on three complicated but important constitutional amendments to allow these public entities… Read more

House rivals squabble over wilderness, campaign funds

BOISE – With the latest independent poll showing Idaho’s 1st District congressional race narrowing to a dead heat, congressman Walt Minnick and GOP rival Raul Labrador clashed in a debate Thursday on everything from wilderness to mega-loads on Highway 12. Read more

Budget at issue in final governor debate

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s election. “The choice had to be made, because there’s only two ways that you can balance the budget: You either cut the government or you increase the tax load for the citizenry,” Otter declared. “We chose the former.” Read more

Otter faces rivals in final debate

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s election. “The choice had to be made, because there’s only two ways that you can balance the… Read more

Idaho Gov. Otter faces rivals in final debate

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter defended his cuts to education and his track record as governor Thursday night, as he met four rivals in the final debate before Tuesday’s election. Read more

Closing comments: Governor’s debate

Among the comments in the candidates’ closing statements: Ted Dunlap said, “I stand for smaller government in every aspect.” Jana Kemp said, “Are you really willing to trust a person who’s running as a Democrat and says he’s not one? … If neither of these… Read more

The back and forth…

When Gov. Butch Otter said some of the other candidates want to raise taxes, Keith Allred said Otter knows he doesn’t want to raise taxes. Otter responded, “This is Obama-speak,” and said Democrats want to say they’re for cutting taxes but really want to raise… Read more

‘If wolves were eating children…’

The candidates for governor have been clashing over water quality monitoring, and now about wolves. “Enough is enough,” Otter declared, defending his decision to end state wolf management. Allred said Otter has been talking for 30 years about pushing back the federal government, but, “What… Read more