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Idaho's 1st congressional district
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Current Representative Walt Minnick (D)
Population (2000) 648,744
Median income $38,364
Ethnicity 91.6% White, 0.3% Black, 1.4% Asian, 6.8% Hispanic, 0.9% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+18

The Idaho First Congressional District encompasses the western and northern parts of Idaho. It includes the western third of the state capital, Boise, and most of Boise's suburbs, including the cities of Nampa and Meridian. It also includes Lewiston, Moscow, and Coeur d'Alene. George W. Bush received 69% of the vote in this district in 2004.

Since 2009, the district has been represented by Walt Minnick, a Democrat from Boise. Minnick defeated Bill Sali, a Republican, in the 2008 election in a close race.[1] According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, it is one of the most heavily Republican districts in the nation represented by a Democrat. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R +18.

History

The district was created for the 1918 election by the Idaho Legislature, although the boundaries have been changed several times since then by reapportionment.

2008 US House Election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Walt Minnick 175,567 51% +6%
Republican Bill Sali 171,324 49% -1%
Majority 4,243 2%
Turnout 346,891
Democratic gain from Republican
2006 US House Election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bill Sali 115,844 50%
Democratic Larry Grant 103,914 45%
Independent Dave Olson 6,860 3%
United Andy Hedden-Nicely 2,882 1%
Constitution Paul Smith 2,457 1%
Majority 11,930 5%
Turnout 231,957
Republican hold

Voting in Presidential Elections

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President McCain 60.69% - 35.22%
2004 President Bush 68.92% - 29.53%
2000 President Bush 64.61% - 27.59%

References

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