Idaho Primary Election Guide

Elias Hubbard
May 17, 2018

Advocates sue ME governor for not expanding Medicaid Idaho Medicaid expansion ballot measure moving forward California Hispanics, even Republicans, are primed to make history MORE (R-Idaho) lost his state's GOP primary for governor on Tuesday, after giving up his seat in Congress to run. He'll face Democrat Christina McNeil.

The gubernatorial seat became a top race when Otter announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term - marking the first time in 12 years the top statewide office would be open. Each of his opponents had less than 20 percent of the vote. "Butch" Otter's legacy of leading the state's recent explosive growth. Raúl R. Labrador vacated to run for governor. "I had an advantage as a result of that". If she wins the general election, a tough task in this deep red state, Jordan would not only be the first woman to serve as Idaho governor, but also the first Native American woman to serve in that position in any state.

However, despite anticipation that Jordan will be a formidable opponent in the general election, the victor of the Republican primary in Idaho tends to indicate who will be Idaho's next governor come January. "The job of the Congress is to get back to work and create conservative legislation".

Reps. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, and Christy Perry, R-Nampa, both waged spirited campaigns for the seat - and clashed repeatedly during this year's legislative session as they came down on opposing sides of issues, including criminal sentencing and health care. He represented parts of the 1st District as a state legislator.

Any registered voter can vote in the Democratic primary ballot.

Former state Rep. Paulette Jordan has won the Democratic primary for Idaho governor.

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