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Idaho 1st District

Candidates

Walt Minnick

Walt Minnick (D)

Bio | Campaign Site

Bill Sali*

Bill Sali* (R)*

Bio | Campaign Site

Idaho Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans GOP

House Races:
ID-01

Key 2006 State Races:
Governor | ID-01

Polling Data

PollDateSampleMinnick (D)Sali (R)Spread
SurveyUSA10/18 - 10/19613 LV5145Minnick +6
Daily Kos/R20009/17 - 9/18LV3546Sali +11

Previous Election Results

House
2006: Sali (R) 50, Grant (D) 45
2004: Otter (R) 70, Preston 31
2002: Otter (R) 59, Richardson (D) 39

President
2004: Bush (R) 69, Kerry (D) 30
2000: Bush (R) 68, Gore (D) 28

Race Summary

One of the most conservative districts in the country is also home to a Democratic opportunity, albeit a longshot. Freshman Rep. Bill Sali has committed several high-profile gaffes this cycle, and his fundraising prowess is so poor that some vendors have refused him credit. Businessman Walt Minnick (D) is getting help from Washington and has significant resources of his own, giving him a chance to hold a seat Democrats lost in the 1994 elections.