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2006 Idaho Congressional and Statewide Races
Primary Filing Deadline: 3/17/06, Primary Withdrawal Deadline: 4/10/06, Primary Write-in Deadline: 5/9/06, Primary: 5/23/06, New Party Deadline: 8/30/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 8/31/06, Withdrawal Deadline: 9/7/06, Write-in Deadline: 10/24/06, General Election: 11/7/06,
Last Updated: December 2, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 56.3% in '02, 2nd term, Dirk Kempthorne (R) barred from 3rd term, appointed Secretary of Interior, James E. "Jim" Risch (R) running for Lt. Gov., Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Leans Republican, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Narrow Advantage Republican, Chuck Todd: 17th Most Vulnerable Governor,
publisher / '02 nominee Jerry M. Brady (D) 44.1%, U.S. Rep. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R) 52.7%, Ted Dunlap (L) 1.6%,
Marvin Richardson (C) 1.6%,
Lt. Governor, 56.2% in '02, 1st term, James E. "Jim" Risch is serving as Governor and Mark G. Ricks (R) is serving as Lt. Gov.
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-U.S. Rep. Larry LaRocco (D) 39.4%, James E. "Jim" Risch (R) 58.3%, William Charles Wellisch (C) 2.3%,
Attorney General, 58.1% in '02, 1st term, might run for Congress, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-Ass't. Att. Gen. attorney Robert A. "Bob" Wallace (D) 38.3%, Lawrence G. Wasden (R) 61.7%,
Secretary of State, 77.5% in '02, 1st term, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Ben Ysursa (R),
Controller / Auditor, 62.0% in '02, 1st term, Keith Johnson (R) running for Congress,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
businesswoman Jackie Groves Twilegar (D) 41.5%, ass't. controller Donna M. Jones (R) 58.5%,
Treasurer, 61.2% in '02, 2nd term, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-banker Howard C. Faux (D) 35.7%, Ron G. Crane (R) 64.3%,
Superintendent of Schools, 52.2% in '02, 2nd term, Marilyn Howard (D) barred from 3rd term, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Chief deputy superintendent Jana L. Jones (D) 48.7%, '02 nominee Nampa School Board member Tom Luna (R) 51.3%,
1st Congressional District, 69.5% in '04, C.L. "Butch" Otter (R) running for Governor after 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Republican, New York Times Ratings: Leaning Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, Chuck Todd: 50th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
attorney Larry Grant (D) 44.8%, St. Rep. William T. "Bill" Sali (R) 49.9%, Dave Olson (I) 3.0%,
United Party member / businessman Andy Hedden-Nicely (U) 1.2%,
Paul Smith (C) 1.1%,
2nd Congressional District, 70.7% in '04, 4th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
ranger / naturalist Jim Hansen (D) 34.4%, Michael K. "Mike" Simpson (R) 62.0%, Cameron Forth (I) 2.4%,
Travis J. Hedrick (C) 1.2%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call Analysis,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Rothenberg Political Report,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Idaho Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(U) = United Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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