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A mix of fresh and familiar: most legislative incumbents survived, but most of the party nominees are new

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports Most sitting Idaho legislators chose to seek reelection this year. They were joined by a large field of new candidates, with the majority of Republicans facing a contested legislative primary on Tuesday. While a number of incumbents lost at the polls, Republican voters ultimately selected a mix of fresh and familiar names among their nomineesContinue reading “A mix of fresh and familiar: most legislative incumbents survived, but most of the party nominees are new”

2022 Idaho Primary Election Results

Note: Unofficial results as of Wednesday, May 18 at 3:20 p.m. State law requires that election results be canvassed and certified by counties within 10 days and by the state within 15 days. Only contested primary races are listed here.

Crapo, Simpson both hold their seats in the primary election

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Sen. Mike Crapo held his seat on Tuesday night as the expected Republican candidate for Idaho’s seat in the U.S. Senate.  Crapo took 67.09% of the Republican vote, earning 177,203 votes. Challenger Scott Trotter took 10.47% of the Republican vote, earning 27,644 votes.  Brenda Bourn took 8.17% of the Republican vote, earning 21,581  votes.  RamontContinue reading “Crapo, Simpson both hold their seats in the primary election”

McGrane takes Secretary of State GOP nominee place in close race

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports In a tight race, Phil McGrane led the primary for the open Idaho Secretary of State’s seat on Tuesday night to be the GOP candidate. Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane took 43.05% of the Republican vote, with 113,894 votes. Rep. Dorothy Moon, of Stanley, trailed closely behind taking 41.44% of the vote, earning 109,637 votes.Continue reading “McGrane takes Secretary of State GOP nominee place in close race”

Two statewide incumbents lose seats, Wasden and Ybarra

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports After a heated campaign season, former congressman Raúl Labrador took the lead on Tuesday to serve as the next Republican nominee for Idaho’s attorney general. Labrador unseated five-term incumbent AG Lawrence Wasden. Labrador took 51.56% of the vote while Wasden took 37.91%. Wasden earned 103,049  votes, but Labrador earned 140,159 on Tuesday. Coeur d’Alene attorneyContinue reading “Two statewide incumbents lose seats, Wasden and Ybarra”

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