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Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador is seeking a third term in the House. He faces a challenge from longtime state Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow. Labrador is a tea party favorite who was unopposed in the GOP primary this year; Ringo has long been one of the most liberal members of the Idaho House. She is retiring from the Legislature this year as she takes on Labrador; he’s vastly outraised her, and the campaign has been low-key.

U.S. Representative, Idaho Congressional District 1

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Candidate Votes Pct
Raul Labrador (R) 143,528 65%
Shirley Ringo (D) 77,253 35%

* 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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