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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

IDAHO

Race Summary

Governor    (918 of 938 precincts reporting)
Huntley (D) 30%     Kempthorne (R) * 68%    
Senate    (918 of 938 precincts reporting)
Mauk (D) 29%     Crapo (R) * 70%    
House 01    (451 of 464 precincts reporting)
Williams (D) 45%     Chenoweth (R) * 55%    
House 02    (467 of 474 precincts reporting)
Stallings (D) 45%     Simpson (R) * 53%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: (OPEN) Gov. Phil Batt (R), first elected in 1994, is retiring. Former State Supreme Court Justice Robert C. Huntley (D) will face off against U.S. Sen. Dirk Kempthorne (R) in the governor's race.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance

SENATE: (OPEN) Sen. Dirk Kempthorne (R), first elected in 1992, is running for governor. Attorney Bill Mauk (D) will face off against U.S. Rep. Michael Crapo (R) for the Senate seat.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

Majority are open 10 a.m. ET (8 a.m. MT) to 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. MT) Some are open 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) to 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT) (Counties have the option of opening at 7 a.m. local time) **NOTE: State law prohibits the release of results until 11 p.m. ET**


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Larry E. Craig (R); first elected in 1990; next election in 2002


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (West; part of Boise; Nampa; the Panhandle):
    Dan Williams (D); Helen Chenoweth (inc.) R)
  • CD2 (East; part of Boise; Pocatello; Idaho Falls; Twin Falls):
    Richard H. Stallings (D); Mike Simpson (R)

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    PRIMARY DATE

    May 26

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    April 3


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 8

    To Watch:
    Proposition 1: Term Limits
    Would allow congressional candidates to sign term limit pledges and informs voters if a candidate breaks the pledge.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Republican
    U.S. Senate: 2 Republicans
    U.S. House of Representatives: 2 Republicans
    State Senate: 5 Democrats, 30 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 11 Democrats, 59 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: All 35 seats up
    House: All 70 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    None

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 858,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 629,478 (5/98)


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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    4


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Dole won in 1996; Bush in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Nixon in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1964

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Dole 52%
    Clinton 34%
    Perot 13%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Bush 42%
    Clinton 28.4%
    Perot 27%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 62%
    Dukakis 36%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 72%
    Mondale 26%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 66%
    Carter 25%
    Anderson 6%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 1,189,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 96.8%
    African American: 0.47%
    Asian:
    Native American:
    Other/Undeclared: 2.6%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 5.8% of voting population (from 1996 estimated census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Boise
    State Nicknames: Gem State, Spud State, Panhandle State

    Idaho sometimes seems like two states in one: the southern section, influenced by the substantial Mormon population that migrated north from Utah in the 1860s, is the home of conservative politics. The more remote northern areas are filled with Idaho's notorious militias and survivalists. At some level, resentment of government seems to unite the Idaho population, probably because the federal government owns 65 percent of the state's land, including national forest and wilderness areas. One of the most Republican states in national politics, Idaho swung back to the GOP in 1994 and continued in 1996, with Republicans regaining the governor's seat after a 24-year absence and holding all of their congressional seats within the party.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Idaho Secretary of State
    http://www.idsos.state.id.us/
    Idaho Elections Division
    http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/eleindex.htm
    Idaho Gov. Phil Batt's Home Page
    http://www.state.id.us/gov/govhmpg.htm
    Idaho State Senate
    http://www.state.id.us/legislat/sindex.html
    Idaho State House of Representatives
    http://www.state.id.us/legislat/hindex.html

    News Media:

    State Newspapers:

    The Idaho Statesman Online
    http://www.idahostatesman.com/
    The Idaho Falls Post Register
    http://www.idahonews.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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