Polls In The State Of Idaho Leading Upto The November 6, 2012 General Election
Idaho - Presidential
[Latest polls pending]
United States Senators of Idaho
Mike Crapo (R)
James E. Risch (R)
United States House
of Representatives of Idaho State
Total number of U. S. Representatives: 2
Republican Party: 2
Governor of Idaho
C. L. Butch Otter
Idaho State Senate
Total number of
Idaho State House
Total number of
PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS &
Presidential Election 2012
The Electoral college as
currently constituted consists of 538 members. The State of Idaho
is allotted 4 electoral votes.
The number of electoral votes required to win the presidential election
is 270. Idaho is a winner-takes-all-state. The winner of Idaho state
will receive all 4 of its electoral votes.
In Presidential election 2008 Senator McCain won Idaho easily. He received 61.30% of the vote to Senator
[References: U.S. Electoral College, 2012: Wikipedia, the
free encyclopedia, 2011]
U.S. House of Representatives Election in Idaho, 2012
state of Idaho did not gain or lose seats on account of the U.S. 2010
census. The congressional districts of Idaho remain the same at two.
the population in the state did increase substantially (more than 20%)
from 2000 to 2010. Consequently, the boundaries of the two districts
changed during redistricting.
The new Map by the Idaho
Commission on Redistricting was approved in January 2012 and the
primary elections were held on May 15, 2012.
The following candidates will run in the November 2012 general election:
Raul Labrador [R] Incumbent U.S. Rep.
Jimmy Farris [D] Retired Football Player
Rob Oates [Libertarian]
Marvin Richardson [I] Pro-Life
Mike Simpson [R] Incumbent U.S. Rep.
Nicole LeFavour [D] State Senator
will be no U.S. Senate election in the State of Idaho in 2012.
There will also be no Gubernatorial election in
2012 in Idaho.
How Much Of An Issue Will Disclosing Tax Returns Be?
August 5, 2012
football player and Democratic candidate Jimmy Farris who is
challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador in the 1st
congressional district has released 10 years of his income tax returns
and has called on Mr. Labrador to do the same.
the leader of the Democratic Party has released 10 years of his tax
returns and the Democrats are calling on Governor Romney, the
presumptive Presidential nominee and the leader of the Republican
Party to do the same.
Neither Governor Romney nor Rep. Labrador
seem to be ready to release several years of their tax returns. Thus,
the question arises, does it matter? You bet it does and this is why.
Romney and every Republican candidate for U.S. Senate or House claim
that they will improve the economy and solve the unemployment problem
by reducing taxes and cutting regulations. They have to therefore show
the public the taxes they have been paying that has made this economy
so bad. This is pretty basic stuff and Americans are not stupid.
A Candidate's Reluctance to
"Occupy Wall Street" comes to
300 protesters chanting anti-corporation slogans marched in to Downtown
Boise and gathered on the steps of the State Capital.
has spread from New York to other cities around the nation. The
participants are protesting social cuts and bank bailouts in the
[References: Idaho Statesman 10/06/2011]