IDAHO
     Nov. 6, 2018 Governor

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+Brad Little (R)
361,661
59.77%
Paulette Jordan (D)
231,081
38.19%
Bev "Angel" Boeck (L)
6,551
1.08%
Walter L. Bayes (C)
5,787
0.96%
Lisa Marie (w/in)
51
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605,131

Total Registration: 917,612 (839,406 at cutoff plus 78,284 Election Day registrants).  Total ballots cast: 612,536.  % of registered voters that voted: 66.8%
Plurality 130,580 votes (21.58 percentage points).
  Idaho Secretary of State




Notes
:  Both parties saw competitive primaries on May 15.  The Republican race was particularly competitive.  Lt. Gov. Brad Little defeated U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and developer Tommy Ahlquist by 37.3% to 32.6% and 26.2%.  For Democrats, state Rep. Paulette Jordan, a member of the Coeur d'Alene tribe, defeated A.J. Balukoff, who was the 2014 Democratic nominee for governor, by 58.4% to 40.1%.

Jordan's campaign experienced a shake-up when campaign manager Mike Rosenow and two other top staffers resigned on Sept. 14.  

The two candidates met for a conversation on Oct. 2 at the College of Idaho (+), debated on Oct. 13 organized by CBS 2/670 KBOI at Riverside Hotel in Boise (1, 2), and debated on Oct. 15 in Idaho Public Television studios (+).


Major issues included education and Medicare expansion; Idaho voters passed Proposition 2, to expand Medicaid, by 60.6% to 39.4%.


See:
Cynthia Sewall.  "Paulette Jordan staffer left over campaign’s ‘detestable’ ties to independent tribal PAC."  Idaho Statesman, Sept. 20, 2018.



Campaign Managers:
Brad Little:  Zach Hauge
(June 2017)  Vice president of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI), earlier served as political director; started there in Aug. 2012.  Campaign manager on Mike Simpson for Congress, July 2010-July 2012.  Lobbyist with CapitolWest Public Policy Group, Jan. 2008-July 2012.  Campaign consultant at Meridian Resources LLC, Sept. 2007-June 2010.  Studied at Boise State University and the University of Idaho.

Paulette Jordan:  Nate Kelly
(mid-Sept. 2018)  Kelly started as interim/acting campaign manager following the departure of Rosenow; he had been serving as senior  advisor and attorney to the campaign since May.  California based attorney specializing in securities/corporate finance and intellectual property law since 2009.  Owner of DBMS Inc. from May 2016.  Managing director of Nate Kelly Incubation, Jan. 2012-May 2016.  Associate at Kaye Scholer LLP, May 2007-May 2009.  J.D. from University of Southern California Law School, 2008; B.A. in government and politics from University of Maryland College Park, 2005.

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