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Idaho Democratic Party

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Idaho Democratic Party
ChairpersonLauren Necochea
Senate Minority LeaderMichelle Stennett
House Minority LeaderIlana Rubel
Founded1860s
HeadquartersBoise, Idaho
Membership (2021)145,479[1]
IdeologyModern liberalism
Centrism
Progressivism
Political positionCenter
National affiliationDemocratic Party
Colors  Blue
Seats in the U.S. Senate
0 / 2
Seats in the United States House of Representatives
0 / 2
Seats in the Idaho Senate
7 / 35
Seats in the Idaho House of Representatives
12 / 70
Website
www.idahodems.org

The Idaho Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the U.S. state of Idaho.

While the party has been in the minority for most of the state's history, it has produced several notable public figures, including former U.S. senator Frank Church and former governor and secretary of the interior Cecil Andrus. Trade union support has traditionally been a key component of Democratic success in Idaho.[2]

History

Created in 1863 after the discovery of new mining territory, the early Idaho Territory was heavily populated by settlers from western Oregon, California and Nevada who supported a radical Republican agenda. However, towards the end of the war, Idaho became flooded with Confederate refugees from states like Missouri who voted, like the miners in Idaho, heavily Democratic. The state became a Democratic stronghold for the next two decades.[3]

At the dawn of statehood, despite ceding Idaho almost entirely four years earlier to the Populists and Republicans (Cleveland won only 2 popular votes in 1892), a fusion Populist/Democratic ticket behind William Jennings Bryan's candidacy won the state with 78.1% of the vote with the support from Silver Republicans. Nevertheless, the three– man congressional delegation remained two-part Populist, one-part Republican.

It was not until the turn of the century that Idaho saw its first Democratic representation in Congress, Senator Fred Dubois, U.S. Marshal of the Idaho Territory and a former Republican. He successfully campaigned on the disenfranchisement of Mormons on the grounds that they broke the law by practicing polygamy, already having barred them form holding office while he held office in the state legislature. Ironically, while his anti– Mormonism as a Republican kept Democrats out of office after 1882, his anti-Mormonism as a Democrat had the same result after 1902.[3]

Though Democrats and Jewish governor Moses Alexander were able to implement a radically progressive agenda with the backing of the Nonpartisan League while in control during Woodrow Wilson's presidency, they quickly ceded power and it was not until Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1932 landslide that they began to turn out state and local (as well as national) Republican office holders for a sustained period of time.[3] That year, all three congressional Republicans up for re– election were defeated by Democratic challengers by at least 11 percent. All three challengers, like their state party, were stalwart supporters of FDR's New Deal. Despite a turn of opinion against the federal government's programs years later, Democrats retained two of their three newly attained seats for at least 15 years and managed to control the legislature for eight until the chambers evened themselves out during and immediately after the war.[3]

In the post- war decades, as state politics was professionalized, Republicans dominated the state legislature and the governor's mansion, but Democrats maintained a steadfast presence across all other executive offices. A platform of environmental concerns gave Idaho its last Democratic governor to date even as it became more conservative in its congressional delegation and state legislature.[3] However, in the 1970s and 1980s, Democrats lost two key voting groups. After the national party adopted a host of liberal social issues like abortion rights and feminism, Mormons left the party in droves. Meanwhile, unions lost influence in already declining mining and timber industries.[4]

Since 1994, when four-term Democratic governor Cecil Andrus retired and Representative Larry LaRocco was defeated, only one member of the party, Walt Minnick, has won either statewide office or election to Congress. He was subsequently defeated by Republican Raul Labrador two years later. Idaho Democrats currently seat only nine members of the House and 6 members of the Senate, slightly worse than the ~20% they held in each chamber in 1996 when the party first collapsed.[4] Unlike with other Mountain West states, Nevada and Colorado among them, immigration has not shift Idaho leftward. Rather, Californians and other West Coast residents who have moved there have done so largely for cultural instead of economic reasons.[5]

Elected officials

Members of Congress

  • None

Statewide offices

  • None

Legislative leadership

Chairs

Election results

Presidential

Idaho Democratic Party presidential election results
Election Presidential Ticket Votes Vote % Electoral votes Result
1892 State party endorsed James B. Weaver/James G. Field (Populist) N/A N/A
0 / 3
Won
1896 William Jennings Bryan/Arthur Sewall 23,135 78.10%
3 / 3
Lost
1900 William Jennings Bryan/Adlai E. Stevenson 29,414 50.79%
3 / 3
Lost
1904 Alton B. Parker/Henry G. Davis 18,480 25.46%
0 / 3
Lost
1908 William Jennings Bryan/John W. Kern 36,162 37.17%
0 / 3
Lost
1912 Woodrow Wilson/Thomas R. Marshall 33,921 32.08%
4 / 4
Won
1916 Woodrow Wilson/Thomas R. Marshall 70,054 52.04%
4 / 4
Won
1920 James M. Cox/Franklin D. Roosevelt 46,579 34.34%
0 / 4
Lost
1924 John W. Davis/Charles W. Bryan 24,256 16.36%
0 / 4
Lost
1928 Al Smith/Joseph T. Robinson 52,926 34.93%
0 / 4
Lost
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt/John N. Garner 109,479 58.66%
4 / 4
Won
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt/John N. Garner 125,683 62.96%
4 / 4
Won
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt/Henry A. Wallace 127,842 54.36%
4 / 4
Won
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt/Harry S. Truman 107,399 51.55%
4 / 4
Won
1948 Harry S. Truman/Alben W. Barkley 107,370 49.98%
4 / 4
Won
1952 Adlai Stevenson/John Sparkman 95,081 34.42%
0 / 4
Lost
1956 Adlai Stevenson/Estes Kefauver 105,868 38.78%
0 / 4
Lost
1960 John F. Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson 138,853 46.22%
0 / 4
Won
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson/Hubert Humphrey 148,920 50.92%
4 / 4
Won
1968 Hubert Humphrey/Edmund Muskie 89,273 30.66%
0 / 4
Lost
1972 George McGovern/Sargent Shriver 80,826 26.04%
0 / 4
Lost
1976 Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale 126,549 37.12%
0 / 4
Won
1980 Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale 110,192 25.19%
0 / 4
Lost
1984 Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro 108,510 26.39%
0 / 4
Lost
1988 Michael Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen 147,272 36.01%
0 / 4
Lost
1992 Bill Clinton/Al Gore 137,013 28.42%
0 / 4
Won
1996 Bill Clinton/Al Gore 165,443 33.65%
0 / 4
Won
2000 Al Gore/Joe Lieberman 138,637 27.64%
0 / 4
Lost
2004 John Kerry/John Edwards 181,098 30.26%
0 / 4
Lost
2008 Barack Obama/Joe Biden 236,440 35.91%
0 / 4
Won
2012 Barack Obama/Joe Biden 212,787 32.40%
0 / 4
Won
2016 Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine 189,765 27.48%
0 / 4
Lost
2020 Joe Biden/Kamala Harris 287,021 33.07%
0 / 4
Won

Gubernatorial

Idaho Democratic Party gubernatorial election results
Election Gubernatorial candidate Votes Vote % Result
1890 Benjamin Wilson 7,948 43.65% Lost Red XN
1892 John M. Burke 6,769 33.72% Lost Red XN
1894 Edward A. Stevenson 7,057 28.70% Lost Red XN
1896 Frank Steunenberg 22,096 76.79% Won Green tickY
1898 Frank Steunenberg 19,407 48.83% Won Green tickY
1900 Frank W. Hunt 28,628 50.87% Won Green tickY
1902 Frank W. Hunt 26,021 43.18% Lost Red XN
1904 Henry Heitfeld 24,252 34.02% Lost Red XN
1906 Charles Stockslager 29,496 40.09% Lost Red XN
1908 Moses Alexander 40,145 41.61% Lost Red XN
1910 James H. Hawley 40,856 47.42% Won Green tickY
1912 James H. Hawley 33,992 32.22% Lost Red XN
1914 Moses Alexander 47,618 44.13% Won Green tickY
1916 Moses Alexander 63,877 47.49% Won Green tickY
1918 H. F. Samuels 38,499 40.05% Lost Red XN
1920 Ted A. Walters 38,509 26.93% Lost Red XN
1922 Moses Alexander 36,810 28.79% Lost Red XN
1924 A. L. Freehafer 25,081 16.82% Lost Red XN
1926 Asher B. Wilson 24,837 20.59% Lost Red XN
1928 C. Ben Ross 63,046 41.58% Lost Red XN
1930 C. Ben Ross 73,896 56.03% Won Green tickY
1932 C. Ben Ross 116,663 61.73% Won Green tickY
1934 C. Ben Ross 93,313 54.58% Won Green tickY
1936 Barzilla W. Clark 115,098 57.19% Won Green tickY
1938 C. Ben Ross 77,697 41.89% Lost Red XN
1940 Chase A. Clark 120,420 50.48% Won Green tickY
1942 Chase A. Clark 71,826 49.85% Lost Red XN
1944 Charles C. Gossett 109,527 52.64% Won Green tickY
1946 Arnold Williams 79,131 43.63% Lost Red XN
1950 Calvin E. Wright 97,150 47.44% Lost Red XN
1954 Clark Hamilton 104,647 45.76% Lost Red XN
1958 Alfred M. Derr 117,236 49.04% Lost Red XN
1962 Vernon K. Smith 115,876 45.36% Lost Red XN
1966 Cecil Andrus 93,744 37.11% Lost Red XN
1970 Cecil Andrus 128,004 52.22% Won Green tickY
1974 Cecil Andrus 184,142 70.92% Won Green tickY
1978 John Evans 169,540 58.75% Won Green tickY
1982 John Evans 165,365 50.64% Won Green tickY
1986 Cecil Andrus 193,429 49.9% Won Green tickY
1990 Cecil Andrus 218,673 68.21% Won Green tickY
1994 Larry Echo Hawk 181,363 43.88% Lost Red XN
1998 Robert C. Huntley 110,815 29.07% Lost Red XN
2002 Jerry Brady 171,711 41.73% Lost Red XN
2006 Jerry Brady 198,845 44.11% Lost Red XN
2010 Keith G. Allred 148,680 32.85% Lost Red XN
2014 A.J. Balukoff 169,556 38.55% Lost Red XN
2018 Paulette Jordan 231,081 38.19% Lost Red XN

See also

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