The 2022 Idaho gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the next governor of Idaho. Incumbent Republican Governor Brad Little, first elected in 2018, is seeking nomination for a second term. Republicans have won the previous seven elections for governor.

The statewide primary was held on May 17, 2022.

Republican primary

Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin challenged Little in the primary

Candidates

Nominee

Eliminated in primary

Withdrawn

Did not file

  • Jeff Cotton, attorney[10]

Declined

Endorsements

Brad Little
Individuals
Newspapers
Organizations
Janice McGeachin
U.S. Executive Branch officials
State legislators
Individuals
Organizations
Ammon Bundy (withdrawn)
U.S. Representatives
Individuals

Polling

Poll sourceDate(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Steve
Bradshaw
Ammon
Bundy
Ed
Humphreys
Ashley
Jackson
Brad
Little
Lisa
Marie
Janice
McGeachin
Cody
Usabel
Undecided
Zoldak Research (R)April 9–12, 2022549 (LV)± 4.0%3%6%1%60%<1%29%<1%
19%62%19%
62%33%6%
February 17, 2022Bundy withdraws from the race
Zoldak Research (R)December 20–21, 2021575 (LV)± 4.1%1%6%2%59%18%0%14%
10%64%26%
15%70%15%
11%65%24%
64%24%12%

Primary results

Results by county

  Little
  •   40–50%
  •   50–60%
  •   60–70%
  •   70–80%
  McGeachin
  •   50–60%
Republican primary
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Brad Little (incumbent) 148,831 52.8
RepublicanJanice McGeachin90,85432.2
RepublicanEd Humphreys30,87711.0
RepublicanSteve Bradshaw5,4701.9
RepublicanAshley Jackson3,1721.1
RepublicanLisa Marie1,1190.4
RepublicanBen Cannady8040.3
RepublicanCody Usabel6800.2
Total votes281,807 100

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee

  • Stephen Heidt, college instructor[9]

Write-in candidates

  • Shelby Rognstad, mayor of Sandpoint (failed to change party registration and running as write-in candidate instead)[39][40]
  • David J. Reilly, alt-right[citation needed] activist and media personality[41]

Did not file

Withdrew

Declined

Endorsements

Shelby Rognstad
US Representatives (former and current)
Idaho local officials/politicians
Organizations

Primary results

Results by county

  Heidt
  •   50–60%
  •   60–70%
  •   70–80%
  •   80–90%
  •   90-100%
Democratic primary
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Stephen Heidt 25,088 78.8
DemocraticWrite-ins6,75721.2
Total votes31,845 100

Libertarian primary

Candidates

Declared

Primary results

Libertarian primary
PartyCandidateVotes%
Libertarian Paul Sand 426 60.2
LibertarianJohn Dionne28139.8
Total votes707 100

Constitution primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Chantyrose Davison[63]

Write In

  • Ryan Cole, member of the Central Idaho Health District board and pathologist (failed to change party registration and running as write-in candidate instead)[64][65][66]

Withdrew

  • Pro-Life, organic strawberry farmer and perennial candidate (running for lieutenant governor) [67][5]

Primary results

Constitution primary
PartyCandidateVotes%
Constitution Chantyrose Davison 345 64.4
ConstitutionWrite-ins19135.6
Total votes536 100

Independents

Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is running as an Independent

Declared

Withdrawn

Ammon Bundy
U.S. Representatives
Individuals

General election

Predictions

SourceRankingAs of
The Cook Political Report[72]Solid RJuly 26, 2022
Inside Elections[73]Solid RJuly 22, 2022
Sabato’s Crystal Ball[74]Safe RJune 29, 2022
Politico[75]Solid RApril 1, 2022
RCP[76]Safe RJanuary 10, 2022
Fox News[77]Solid RMay 12, 2022
538[78]Solid RJuly 31, 2022

Endorsements

Brad Little (R)
Individuals
Newspapers
Organizations
Ammon Bundy (I)
U.S. Representatives
Individuals

Results

2022 Idaho gubernatorial election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanBrad Little (incumbent)
DemocraticStephen Heidt
LibertarianPaul Sand
ConstitutionChantyrose Davison
IndependentAmmon Bundy
Total votes 100.00% N/A

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear

References

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  36. ^ RLC [@RLibertyCaucus] (March 17, 2022). “The Republican Liberty Caucus proudly endorses @JaniceMcGeachin for Governor of Idaho. As a state legislator, and now as Lt. Governor, Janice has been a stalwart advocate for freedom and small government. With her principled record, we know Janice will be an outstanding Governor. t.co/NUBo5IFqHd” (Tweet). Archived from the original on May 2, 2022. Retrieved May 8, 2022 – via Twitter.
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  85. ^ “VOTE PROLIFE IDAHO!”. prolife-idaho.com. Retrieved March 13, 2022. I will be running for Lt. Governor of Idaho in 2022 with the Constitution Party. I had planned on running for Governor but Ammon Bundy, who I support for Governor, switched from Republican to Independent in February causing me to file for Lt. Governor so voters can vote for Ammon for Governor and myself for Lt. Governor in November 2022.
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External links

Official campaign websites