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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 1996; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-11
Born: Sept. 20, 1942; Walla Walla, Wash.
Residence: Boise
Religion: Unitarian
Family: Wife, A.K. Minnick; four children
Education: Whitman College, B.A. 1964; Harvard U., M.B.A. 1966; Harvard U., J.D. 1969
Military Service: Army, 1970-72
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Biotechnology, Horticulture & Research; Conservation & Forestry; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture); Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)

Election History
2010generalRaul Labrador (R) 126,23151.0
Walt Minnick (D) 102,13541.3
Dave Olson (D) 14,3655.8
Mike Washburn (LIBERT) 4,6961.9
2008generalWalt Minnick (D) 175,89850.6
Bill Sali (R) 171,68749.4
1996generalLarry Craig (R) 283,53257.0
Walt Minnick (D) 198,42239.9
Mary Charbonneau (I) 10,1372.0
Susan Vegors (NL) 5,1421.0
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Idaho is 44th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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