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  • Lowest number of Idaho state legislators retiring this year since at least 2010

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    There are 105 state legislative seats up for election this year in Idaho. Across those, six incumbents (two Democrats and four Republicans) did not file to run for re-election. That’s the fewest number of retirements since Ballotpedia began tracking this data in 2010. From 2010 to 2022, the average number of retirements per cycle was…

  • Six candidates are running for Idaho’s two U.S. House districts—the fewest this decade

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    This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Idaho was March 15, 2024. Six candidates are running for Idaho’s two U.S. House districts, including two Democrats and four Republicans. That’s three candidates per district, more than in the previous three election cycles. There were 4.5 candidates per district in 2022, 5.0 candidates per…

  • Idaho voters to decide on amendment prohibiting noncitizen voting

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    Idaho voters will decide on a constitutional amendment on Nov. 5, 2024, that would prohibit noncitizen voting in elections. The amendment would add language to the Idaho Constitution saying, “No person who is not a citizen of the United States shall be a qualified elector in any election held within the state of Idaho.” Noncitizens…

  • Idaho governor signs bill to reduce unemployment insurance tax rate

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    Gov. Brad Little (R) signed Idaho House Bill 428 into law on Mar. 6, 2024, reducing employer-paid unemployment insurance taxes by 20%. The bill retroactively took effect starting Jan. 1. The state estimates Idaho businesses will save about $44 million in 2024 taxes and $117 million over the next five years under the new law. …

  • Six candidates file to participate in Idaho’s Republican presidential caucus 

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    The filing deadline for the Idaho Republican presidential caucus passed on Dec. 3, 2023. Six candidates qualified to appear on the March 2, 2024, ballot. In order to qualify, candidates had to pay a $50,000 filing fee.  The following candidates qualified: Binkley, former North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Christie, DeSantis, Haley, Ramaswamy, David Stuckenberg, and…

  • State legislative primaries were most competitive in 2022 out of past four election cycles

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    Primaries for state legislative incumbents in states with trifectas have become more competitive since 2016. A trifecta happens when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. In 2016, the percentage of state legislative incumbents facing a primary challenger was 20.6%. In 2018, it was 21.9%, and in…

  • All candidates for Idaho State Senate District 10 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Idaho State Senate District 10 — Bob Solomon (D) and Tammy Nichols (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.  Eighty-eight of the country’s 99…

  • All candidates for Idaho House of Representatives District 29B complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Idaho House of Representatives District 29B  — Nate Roberts (D) and Jake Stevens (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.  Eighty-eight of the country’s…

  • All candidates for Ada County Coroner in Idaho complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Ada County Coroner in Idaho — incumbent Dottie Owens (D) and Rich Riffle (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.  According to the Ada…

  • All candidates for Idaho State Senate District 11 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Idaho State Senate District 11 — Toni Ferro (D) and Chris Trakel (R)  — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.  Eighty-eight of the country’s 99…