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U.S. President -- Idaho
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 George W. Bush * (R) 408,254  68  
 John F. Kerry (D) 180,920  30  
 Other 6,911  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Idaho has 4 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Presidential Results

U.S. Senate -- Idaho
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Mike Crapo * (R) 497,541  99  
 Scott McClure (Lib.) 2,579  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Idaho District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 C.L. "Butch" Otter * (R) 206,946  70  
 Naomi Preston (D) 90,523  30  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Idaho District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Mike Simpson * (R) 193,458  71  
 Lin Whitworth (D) 80,009  29  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

Idaho Politics

Republican Sen. Mike Crapo is virtually guaranteed re-election for his second term in 2004. Crapo, who was unopposed for the GOP renomination, will have an easy time in November since Democrats declined to file a challenger. It was the first time Democrats failed to put up a candidate for Senate in Idaho.

Republican Rep. Butch Otter also has no November opposition at the moment since Democratic businesswoman Naomi Preston announced her withdrawal from the 1st district race for personal reasons. The party hoped to find a replacement although party leaders realize any challenger at this point would be a long shot.

In the primaries, Otter trounced token challenger Jim Pratt, a farmer, to secure nomination for a third two-year term.

Idaho's other congressman, Republican Michael Simpson, was unopposed for renomination and is heavily favored to win a fourth term this fall over former Democratic state Sen. Lin Whitworth of Inkom.

In 2002, Republicans won all but one statewide office. Senator Larry Craig easily won a third term, defeating Democrat Alan Blinken, a former Wall Street investment banker.

Gov. Dirk Kempthorne overcame criticism of his education cuts to defeat Democratic newspaper publisher Jerry Brady for a second term.

In the House, freshman Republican Butch Otter deflected a strong re-election challenge from Democratic former U.S. Attorney Betty Richardson.

Voters narrowly ratified a first-in-the-nation legislative repeal of statewide term limits.

--The Associated Press

       


Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Gore with 75.7%
Republicans: Bush with 73.5%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 27.6%
Bush (R): 67.2%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 33.6%
Dole (R): 52.2%

Election Dates
Democratic caucuses
February 24, 2004

Presidential/state primary
May 25, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 18
   Unpledged: 5
   Total: 23
Republican Delegates: 32
Electoral Votes: 4






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