Wednesday, November 5, 2014

'The Great State of Ada' Votes: 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans

Posted By on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Idaho Republicans have long derided what they call "the great state of Ada," referring to what they say is a left-leaning Boise-centric voting bloc.

And if indeed there were such a thing, the state of Ada's elected delegation would have a quite different look from the state of Idaho.

On Election Day, these were the candidates who secured the most votes in Ada County:

Governor: A.J. Balukoff - 51.2 percent
Lieutenant Governor: Brad Little - 55.1 percent
Secretary of State: Holli Woodings - 56.5 percent
Treasurer: Deborah Silver - 50.5 percent
Attorney General: Lawrence Wasden - 60.1 percent
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jana Jones - 58.6 percent
Controller: Brandon Woolf - 100 percent.

Ada County's choices for a U.S. congressional delegation were:

U.S. Senator: Jim Risch - 53.9 percent
* U.S. House Representative District 1: Raul Labrador - 64.7 percent
* U.S. House Representative District 2: Richard Stallings - 54.9 percent

All in, "The State of Ada" would have five Democrats and five Republicans holding its top offices.

(*Ada County is divided between U.S. House Districts 1 and 2.)

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