- Jordan for Governor, Brad Little for Idaho
- Harrison Berry
- Paulette Jordan secured the Democratic Party's nomination for Idaho governor.
In the hotly-contested Republican Primary for Governor, Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, 64, emerged as the victor over Congressman Raul Labrador and millionaire Tommy Ahlquist in what had spiraled into a particularly nasty and expensive primary contest. When the dust settled, Little won just over 37 percent of the vote, compared to Labrador's 33 percent and Ahlquist's 26 percent. Little beat the field in Ada And Twin Falls counties, while Labrador grabbed the most votes in Canyon and Kootenai counties. Ahlquist's only success was in eastern Idaho, where he won the majority of the votes in Bonneville County.
In the race to see who will take Labrador's open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Russ Fulcher easily won over the Republican field with just over 43 percent of the vote. He'll face off in November with Cristina McNeil, who won the Democratic primary with just over 69 percent of the vote.
A number of high-profile Republican members of the Idaho Legislature were ousted by their own party in Tuesday's primary. In eastern Idaho, Rep. Ronald Nate (R-Rexburg) lost to GOP challenger Doug Ricks by just 159 votes. Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Idaho Falls) lost to GOP challenger Gary Marshall by a 19 percent margin. Rep. Thomas Loertscher (R-Iona), the long-time chairman of the House State Affairs Committee lost in Tuesday's GOP primary to challenger Chad Christensen. And Rep. Julie VanOrden (R-Pingree), chair of the House Education Committee, lost to GOP challenger Julianne Young by a 9 percent margin.