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Candidate Votes Pct
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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Tue., Jan. 25, 2011, 9:07 p.m.

NW delegation finds reasons to cheer, jeer in Obama speech

While they liked some overall themes in President Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the details. “I thought he gave a very good speech,” Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, said. “Like all (state of the union) speeches, it was short on details.”

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Wed., Jan. 12, 2011, 10:15 a.m.

Richert: Eliminate Estate Tax 10 

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...

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Sun., Dec. 26, 2010

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.”

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Tue., Dec. 21, 2010, 2:36 p.m.

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...

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Wed., Dec. 15, 2010, 3:09 p.m.

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....

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Fri., Dec. 10, 2010, 8:28 a.m.

Marty Jeers Crapo, Risch On Tax Cuts 32 

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...

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Thu., Dec. 2, 2010, 9:43 a.m.

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...

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Wed., Nov. 24, 2010

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.“Bloated” was how delegation members described the $1.3 billion plan with a list of projects that could take ...

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Wed., Nov. 10, 2010, 3:03 p.m.

Idaho Senators Seek 213 Earmarks 24 

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...

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Wed., Nov. 3, 2010

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.

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Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 4:45 p.m.

Sandpointers Question Obama Birth 35 

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...

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Wed., Oct. 13, 2010

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.

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Tue., Oct. 12, 2010

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.

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Sun., Oct. 10, 2010

‘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.

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