According the the Idaho Statesman, Gem State Demcorats failed to field a candidate to take on incumbant GOP Sen. Mike Crapo. The Statesman says the Democratic Party missed the filing deadline by less than a minute.
Noting the state of Idaho Democrats, the paper writes:
“The party, which contends it’s on the rebound after years of being resigned to irrelevance, mustered candidates for just 45 of the 105 legislative seats up for election this year. Even Sen. John Goedde of Coeur dÃ?â?? Â´Alene, the only Republican in a district with two Democratic state representatives, escaped a Democratic challenger. Freshman Republican Cliff Bayer of Boise, who has never had his name on the ballot (he was appointed last year to fill a vacancy) won’t face a Democrat.”