Idaho's 2nd congressional district

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Idaho's 2nd congressional district
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Idaho's 2nd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Mike Simpson
Idaho Falls
Distribution
  • 67.03% urban
  • 32.97% rural
Population (2019)852,239
Median income$58,708[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+17[2]

Idaho's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S state of Idaho. It is in the eastern part of the state. The capital city of Idaho, Boise, Idaho is in the district. The other big cities in the 2nd district are Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Rexburg, Hailey and Sun Valley. The people who live in the district elect a person to represent the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is currently represented by Mike Simpson, a Republican from Idaho Falls.

Election history[change | change source]

Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 67% - Al Gore 28%
2004 President George W. Bush 69% - John Kerry 30%
2008 President John McCain 60.5% - Barack Obama 37.1%
2012 President Mitt Romney 64.1% - Barack Obama 33.1%
2016 President Donald Trump 54.5% - Hillary Clinton 29.8%
2020 President Donald Trump 60.1% - Joe Biden 36.6%
Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 135,605 68.18
Democratic Edward Kinghorn 57,769 29.05
Libertarian Gregory Corron 5,508 2.77
Total votes 198,882 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2004[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 193,704 70.74
Democratic Lin Whitworth 80,133 29.26
Total votes 273,837 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2006[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 132,262 62.00
Democratic Jim D. Hansen 73,441 34.43
Independent Cameron Forth 5,113 2.40
Constitution Travis J. Hedrick 2,516 1.18
Total votes 213,332 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2008[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 205,777 70.89
Democratic Debbie Holmes 83,878 28.90
No party Others 612 0.21
Total votes 290,267 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 137,468 68.83
Democratic Mike Crawford 48,749 24.41
Independent Brian Schad 13,500 6.76
Total votes 199,717 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2012[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 207,412 65.10
Democratic Nicole LeFavour 110,847 34.80
No party Others 235 0.10
Total votes 318,494 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2014[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 131,492 61.36
Democratic Richard Stallings 82,801 38.64
Total votes 214,293 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2016[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 205,292 62.93
Democratic Jennifer Martinez 95,940 29.41
Constitution Anthony Tomkins 25,005 7.66
Total votes 326,237 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2018[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 170,274 60.67
Democratic Aaron Swisher 110,381 39.33
Total votes 280,655 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2020[change | change source]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Election (2020)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Simpson (incumbent) 250,678 64.01
Democratic Aaron Swisher 124,151 31.07
Constitution Pro-Life 8,573 2.02
Libertarian Idaho Sierra Law 7,940 2.00
Total votes 391,342 100.00
Republican hold

References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=16&cd=02
  2. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. https://censusreporter.org/profiles/50000US1602-congressional-district-2-id/