2016 United States Senate election in Idaho

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2016 United States Senate election in Idaho
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  2010 November 8, 2016 2022  
  Mike Crapo 113th Congress.jpg Jerry Sturgill.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Mike Crapo Jerry SturgillRay Writz
Party Republican Democratic Constitution
Popular vote449,017188,24941,677
Percentage66.1%27.7%6.1%

2016 United States Senate election in Idaho results map by county.svg

U.S. senator before election

Mike Crapo
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Crapo
Republican

The 2016 United States Senate election in Idaho was held November 8, 2016, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Idaho, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. The primaries were held May 17.

Incumbent Republican Senator Mike Crapo won re-election to a fourth term in office. [1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Declined

Results

Republican primary results [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Mike Crapo (incumbent) 119,633 100.00%
Total votes119,633 100.00%

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Jerry Sturgill, businessman [7]

Declined

Results

Democratic primary results [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Jerry Sturgill 26,471 100.00%
Total votes26,471 100.00%

Third Party and Independent Candidates

Constitution Party

Declared

  • Pro-Life (formerly known as Marvin Richardson), organic strawberry farmer, pro-life activist and perennial candidate [9] [10] [11]
  • Ray Writz [11]

Results

Results by county:
Writz
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Writz--100%
Writz--80-90%
Writz--70-80%
Writz--60-70%
Writz--50-60%
Writz/Pro-Life tie
Writz & Pro-Life tie--50%
Pro-Life
Pro-Life--50-60%
Pro-Life--60-70%
Pro-Life--100%
No votes
No votes 2018 Idaho US Senate Constitution primary.svg
Results by county:
Writz
  •   Writz—100%
  •   Writz—80–90%
  •   Writz—70–80%
  •   Writz—60–70%
  •   Writz—50–60%
Writz/Pro-Life tie
  •   Writz & Pro-Life tie—50%
Pro-Life
  •   Pro-Life—50–60%
  •   Pro-Life—60–70%
  •   Pro-Life—100%
No votes
  •   No votes
Constitution primary results [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%
Constitution Ray J. Writz 131 59.5%
Constitution Pro-Life8940.5%
Total votes220 100.0%

Independents

Candidates

Withdrawn

  • Timothy Raty, paralegal and 2004 Libertarian State House candidate [10] [12]

General election

Debates

DatesLocationCrapoSturgillLink
October 23, 2016 Boise, Idaho ParticipantParticipant Full debate - C-SPAN

Polling

Poll sourceDate(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Crapo (R)
Jerry
Sturgill (D)
Ray
Writz (C)
OtherUndecided
SurveyMonkey November 1–7, 2016612± 4.6%58%39%3%
SurveyMonkey October 31–November 6, 2016557± 4.6%58%36%4%
SurveyMonkey October 28–November 3, 2016498± 4.6%61%35%4%
SurveyMonkey October 27–November 2, 2016442± 4.6%60%34%6%
SurveyMonkey October 26–November 1, 2016394± 4.6%61%32%7%
SurveyMonkey October 25–31, 2016447± 4.6%61%34%5%
Emerson College October 21–23, 20161,023± 3.0%57%24%12%7%
Dan Jones & Associates August 18–31, 2016602± 4.0%57%20%4%4%15%
Dan Jones & Associates July 5–16, 2016601± 4.0%57%20%4%4%15%
Lake Research Partners July 5–10, 2016500± 4.4%37%35%2%25%
Dan Jones & Associates May 18–June 4, 2016603± 4.0%48%25%7%9%10%
Dan Jones & Associates April 8–19, 2016603± 4.0%53%17%5%5%20%

Predictions

SourceRankingAs of
The Cook Political Report [13] Safe RNovember 2, 2016
Sabato's Crystal Ball [14] Safe RNovember 7, 2016
Rothenberg Political Report [15] Safe RNovember 3, 2016
Daily Kos [16] Safe RNovember 8, 2016
Real Clear Politics [17] Safe RNovember 7, 2016

Results

United States Senate election in Idaho, 2016 [18]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Mike Crapo (incumbent) 449,017 66.13% -5.06%
Democratic Jerry Sturgill188,24927.73%+2.80%
Constitution Ray J. Writz41,6776.14%+2.26%
Total votes678,943 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

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