2022 elections

Money race update: Republicans hold huge advantages in statewide races

July fundraising reports will trickle in over the next few days, as candidates report their monthly activity.

Analysis: Where money mattered in the May elections. And where it didn’t.

Fundraising allowed some successful statewide candidates to dominate the airwaves. A few challengers ran spendy races and unseated Statehouse incumbents. But in some legislative races, outside political groups might have played a bigger and more far-reaching role.

Little refuses to debate ahead of GOP primary

The Republican is the first sitting governor in more than 30 years to refuse to take part in the Idaho Debates, which air statewide on Idaho Public Television.

Giddings withdraws from statewide televised debate

The Republican lieutenant governor’s candidate backed out after debate organizers would not give her an advance list of reporters on the panel.

Analysis: Can Branden Durst win the superintendent’s race? It isn’t far-fetched

Branden Durst hopes to win the May 17 GOP state superintendent’s primary by running against all things Sherri Ybarra and Debbie Critchfield. Sometimes, a contrarian candidate wins in a closed Republican primary.

McGeachin lays out platform, decries Little’s pandemic response

Offering few specifics, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin laid out a far-reaching to-do list for her first 100 days as governor.

Analysis: The races that will shape the 2023 Legislature

It’s dizzying. All 105 legislative seats are on the ballot this year, but some races have big implications. Here’s a scouting report.

It’s candidate filings Friday: Who’s running?

Not all of Friday’s news was surprising. On the last day of the filing period, Gov. Brad Little filed for re-election, and Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin turned in her paperwork for a Republican primary challenge.

Ybarra to seek re-election

Idaho’s state superintendent of schools enters the race with name recognition, but it also means she’ll have to run on her track record.

Bundy withdraws from GOP primary, will run as independent

INSIDE: His official announcement and reaction from two of his former GOP opponents.