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GOP Holds Larry Craig Idaho Senate Seat with Substitute Republican
SurveyUSA ^ | 9/8/07

Posted on 09/08/2007 9:24:04 PM PDT by LdSentinal

Should Republican U.S. Senator Larry Craig of Idaho leave the Senate, which at this hour is not certain, Republicans hold the seat when 4 of 6 possible Republican replacement candidates are tested against likely Democratic nominee Larry LaRocco, a former US Congressman, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll of 534 Idaho registered voters. Here is the rundown:

U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson, who has said he does not want to be considered as a interim replacement for Craig in the event that a Governor's appointment is required imminently, defeats LaRocco today by 20 points. Former Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne defeats LaRocco today by 19 points. Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch defeats LaRocco today by 16 points. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden defeats LaRocco by 10 points.

It is unclear if or when Craig will resign. Should Craig resign, the 2008 U.S. Senate election will be largely influenced by whom Idaho Governor C.L. Butch Otter names as Craig's replacement. That replacement candidate, almost certain to be a Republican, will have the advantage of incumbency in the 2008 contest, and may or may not face a Republican primary challenge. These head-to-head pairings are designed to illustrate how much of a head-start certain well-known Idaho Republicans may have if they were matched against Democrat LaRocco today.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: poll; senate; surveyusa; widestance

1 posted on 09/08/2007 9:24:08 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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Yeh Sen. Craig...we're holding onto your senate seat here till this fuss all BLOWS over.
2 posted on 09/08/2007 10:15:55 PM PDT by tflabo
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The fact that this was Idaho instead of Minnesota or Iowa is the only good thing about this whole thing. Of course the “experts” will attempt to say that this plus hagel’s seat are in danger, but that’s just bull shiite.


3 posted on 09/09/2007 4:34:18 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Liberals are "American aliens." They were born IN America but they are not OF America.)
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