M 2010 Idaho General Election

U.S. Senator

Last updated: Nov. 2, 8:50 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Mike Crapo (R) 319,055 71.16%
P. Tom Sullivan (D) 111,906 24.96%
Randy Lynn Bergquist (C) 17,393 3.88%

* Race 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.

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Richert: Eliminate Estate Tax

Congress delayed an increase in the estate tax — but Congress should use this two-year reprieve to repeal the tax entirely. In a guest opinion sent to Idaho newspapers today, Sen. Mike Crapo calls for a repeal of the so-called “death tax.” “High federal taxes… Read more

Idaho delegation sponsors only one successful bill

KETCHUM, Idaho – Idaho’s congressional delegation sponsored 52 bills during the 111th Congress, one of which became law. That was Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick’s measure to designate a Nampa post office as the “Herbert A. Littleton Postal Station.” Read more

Eye on Boise: Minnick concession Tweet No. 8 on ranking list

BOISE – Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick’s election-night concession on Twitter made history – according to Twitter. It was ranked No. 8 on the site’s list of the “10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010.” The tweet, sent by campaign manager John Foster around 2 a.m. as Election Night stretched into morning, said, “Congratulations to Raul Labrador on a hard-earned win, and best of luck as Idaho’s next Congressman.” Read more

Crapo, Risch Wolf Action Falls Short

Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch’s bill to remove wolves from Endangered Species Act protections failed Tuesday when they couldn’t get unanimous consent to move the bill in the final hours of the 111th Congress. Crapo and Risch, along with Republican colleagues from… Read more

Crapo, Risch: Wolf legislation fails, won’t come up again this year

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch said today that legislation to remove wolves from endangered species protection likely won’t be considered again this year, after an effort they joined today failed. The two joined senators from Wyoming and Utah to offer a bill for… Read more

Senate OKs Tax Bill, Simpson Wary

The Senate-passed tax cut compromise is on its way to the House — with support from Idaho Republicans Mike Crapo and Jim Risch But 2nd Congressional District Rep. Mike Simpson is concerned about the bill’s impact on the deficit, and isn’t sure how he’ll vote…. Read more

Crapo to chair Senate GOP’s ‘Committee on Committees’

For the fourth time in a row, Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has been selected to chair the Senate Republicans’ Committee on Committees - yes, that’s really what it’s called - to handle GOP committee assignments for the 112th Congress. “Mike is a trusted advisor and… Read more

Marty Jeers Crapo, Risch On Tax Cuts

Jeers … to Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch. You hear a lot of talk from these two Republicans about fighting budget deficits. That is, until it means standing up to Idaho’s richest 1.3 percent taxpayers. Saturday they joined with 35 of their Republican… Read more

Crapo to back deficit reduction plan

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, released a joint statement today saying they’ll support the recommendations of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, on which both serve, even while calling them “flawed and incomplete.” They said, “Everyone in America… Read more

Idaho lawmakers blast EPA proposal

Idaho’s congressional delegation is lambasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to clean up historic mining waste in the Coeur d’Alene River’s headwaters. Read more

Idaho Senators Seek 213 Earmarks

Item: Risch, Crapo co-requesting $818 million in 213 earmarks/Jay Patrick, Idaho ReporterMore Info: Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo say they’re all for ending earmarks, but while the maligned funding method remains in place the two are requesting away. For 2011, the senators are co-requesting… Read more

Newspaper: Crapo’s daughter lobbies for some recipients of senator’s earmarks

The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call has come out with a story about lobbying by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s daughter, Lara; she represents numerous health-care-related interests, the paper reported, including several Idaho medical facilities for which the Idaho Republican has sought earmarks, according to federal… 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

Sandpointers Question Obama Birth

If I hadn’t checked Randy Stapilus’s Facebook page, I would have missed this story from the Bonner County Bee in which U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo ran head long into a group of birthers during a Sandpoint pit stop. From the article by Cameron Rasmusson: “Substantial… Read more

Glitch at Otter’s office leaves farmers lacking aid

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and the state’s congressional delegation have contacted federal authorities to try to get some $10 million in disaster relief money for northern Idaho farmers possibly lost after Otter’s office failed to meet a paperwork deadline. Read more

Crapo, Sullivan debate taxes, federal spending

BOISE – Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo sparred with Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan over taxes and federal spending in a televised debate Tuesday night, with Crapo warning that “America is facing very difficult times.” Crapo said he wants to press “Idaho’s principles in the fight that we will inevitably have for the future of this nation,” and called for extending all the Bush tax cuts. Read more

Idaho U.S. Senate race

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo is seeking a third term in the U.S. Senate, after making history six years ago by running unopposed for his second term, drawing only a write-in challenger. This time, Crapo faces two longshot challengers, Democrat P. Tom Sullivan, of Tetonia, a first-time candidate, and Constitution Party candidate Randy Lynn Bergquist, of Fruitland. Read more

‘Idaho Debates’ this week: Senate, congressional race

BOISE – This week will bring the big debates in the races for Idaho’s U.S. Senate and 1st District congressional seats, with incumbent Sen. Mike Crapo and Congressman Walt Minnick facing off with their challengers on statewide TV. The “Idaho Debates,” sponsored for the past three decades by the League of Women Voters and the Idaho Press Club and broadcast live on Idaho Public Television, will turn to the Senate race on Tuesday night, starting at 7 p.m. Pacific time, with Crapo debating Democratic challenger Tom Sullivan. Read more

Crapo, Risch sponsor wolf delisting bill

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch introduced legislation Wednesday to remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Idaho and Montana, as well as portions of Washington, Oregon and Utah. Read more

Beer, Accordion Music, & Crapo

Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises will hold a special event with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo on Sept. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m. Supporters can meet and greet Crapo as they cruise Lake Coeur d’Alene, while international accordionist Anton Lazarov provides musical entertainment. There is a no-host bar…. Read more