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United States Senate election in Idaho, 2010

United States Senate election in Idaho, 2010

November 2, 2010

Nominee Mike Crapo Tom Sullivan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 319,953 112,057
Percentage 71.2% 24.9%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Mike Crapo

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Crapo

The 2010 United States Senate election in Idaho took place on November 2, 2010, alongside 33 other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mike Crapo won re-election to a third term.

Republican primary



Republican Primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Crapo (Incumbent) 127,332 79.3%
Republican Claude "Skip" Davis 33,150 20.7%
Totals 160,482 100%

Democratic primary


  • William Bryk[2]
  • P. Tom Sullivan


Democratic Primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Sullivan 18,340 74.7%
Democratic William Bryk 6,227 25.3%
Totals 24,567 100%

General election


  • Randy Lynn Bergquist (Constitution) (PVS)
  • Mike Crapo (R)
  • Tom Sullivan (D) (campaign site, PVS, FEC, OTI)


Sullivan, a heavy underdog, criticized Crapo for being in Washington for too long saying “Senator Crapo has been in Congress for 18 years. The country is struggling, and I think it’s time to make a change.” Crapo has emphasized his conservative record in Washington.[3]



Source Ranking As of
Cook Political Report Solid R[5] October 30, 2010
Rothenberg Safe R[6] October 28, 2010
Swing State Project Safe R
RealClearPolitics Safe R[7] October 30, 2010
Sabato's Crystal Ball Safe R[8] October 28, 2010
CQ Politics Safe R[9] October 30, 2010


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Other Unde-
Mason-Dixon (report) October 20–22, 2010 625 ± 4.0% 64% 20% 5% 11%
Rasmussen Reports (report) August 31, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 63% 24% 6% 7%
Rasmussen Reports (report) July 15, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 64% 27% 3% 6%
Rasmussen Reports (report) May 11, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 66% 22% 2% 9%


Candidate (Party) Receipts Disbursements Cash On Hand Debt
Mike Crapo (R) $3,349,827 $2,105,646 $3,153,345 $0
Tom Sullivan (D) $79,626 $80,707 $926 $38,393
Randy Lynn Bergquist (C) $0 $0 $0 $0
Source: Federal Election Commission[10]


United States Senate election in Idaho, 2010[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Michael Crapo (incumbent) 319,953 71.19% -27.99%
Democratic Tom Sullivan 112,057 24.93% N/A
Constitution Randy Bergquist 17,429 3.88% N/A
Majority 207,896 46.26%
Total votes 449,439 100.0%
Republican hold Swing

See also


  1. ^ a b "Idaho US Senate Primary Results". Associated Press. May 25, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "No Hard Feelings, Says Losing Dem Senate Primary Candidate in Idaho Who's Never Been to the State". May 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Senate".  
  6. ^ "Senate Ratings".  
  7. ^ "Battle for the Senate".  
  8. ^ "2010 Senate Ratings".  
  9. ^ "Race Ratings Chart: Senate".  
  10. ^ "2010 House and Senate Campaign Finance for Idaho". Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  11. ^

External links

Official candidate websites
  • Mike Crapo for U.S. Senate
  • Claude Davis for U.S. Senate
  • Tom Sullivan for U.S. Senate
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