Idaho Democratic Party News and Articles

  • A Message from the Chair: Extreme GOP Positions Motivate Idaho Democrats to Run

    March 21, 2024

    As the Idaho Republican Party becomes ever-more extreme, Idaho Democrats from every corner of the state are meeting the moment, offering voters a choice and hope for the future. For the first time in decades, Democratic candidates will compete in every legislative district. They are parents, teachers, nurses, and small business owners, united by a vision of a more prosperous Idaho where every family can thrive. Among these candidates [...]

  • Idaho Democrats Enter 2024 Cycle with Historic Number of Candidates

    March 18, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Following the filing period for the 2024 Primary Election, the Idaho Democratic Party is poised to contest a historic number of races, with Democratic candidates slated to compete in every legislative district across the state. Last year, the party set an ambitious goal to have at least one Democratic candidate in every legislative district, ensuring voters across the state have a choice. The accomplishment comes as [...]

  • Idaho Democrat Statements on the Passing of Fred Cornforth

    March 15, 2024

    Today, after the passing of former Chair Fred Cornforth, the Idaho Democratic Party released the following statements: Statement from Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea: "We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Fred Cornforth. He was a man of faith, a successful businessman, a philanthropist, and a community leader. He saw strengthening the Idaho Democratic Party and electing more Democrats as essential work to protect and [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: The Platform Purity the GOP Demands Would Mean Utter Chaos

    March 15, 2024

    Voters need to trust that their elected leaders are beholden to them — not their donors, lobbyists, or party bosses. Unfortunately, we’re seeing a rise in tribunals and censures by local GOP leaders across the state when they see elected Republican lawmakers and even the governor stray from the party platform. Most recently and shockingly, the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee is attempting to prevent one of their legislators [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: When the Idaho GOP Loses, They Rewrite the Rules

    March 7, 2024

    Voters need to be able to trust their elected leaders to safeguard our democratic processes. That trust is eroding in Idaho. Disturbing bills coming from the Republican supermajority threaten to undo votes of the people, make it harder for Idahoans to exercise their voting rights, gerrymander political districts, and much more. One of the most brazen attacks comes in House Bill 637. This bill would dissolve the duly elected [...]

  • Ahead of State of the Union, Idaho Democrats Tout Biden’s Record

    March 6, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea released the following statement ahead of President Biden's 2024 State of the Union Address: “The Idaho Democratic Party enthusiastically encourages all Idahoans to tune into President Biden’s State of the Union Address on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT. This is an invaluable opportunity for Idahoans to hear firsthand about the transformative progress that President Biden and [...]

  • Idaho Democrats Announce Presidential Caucus Locations

    March 4, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the Idaho Democratic Party announced locations for the 2024 Idaho Democratic Presidential Caucus. The current list of county caucus locations is available at “When it comes to nominating our nation’s presidents, Idahoans want and deserve a voice. Idaho Democrats sought every opportunity to keep our presidential primary election,” said Idaho Democratic Party Chair Lauren Necochea. “After Republican party bosses blocked legislation to restore our [...]

  • A Message from the Chair: GOP Indifferent as Idaho Abortion Ban Causes Widespread Harm

    March 1, 2024

    Healthcare decisions should be made by Idahoans and their doctors, not politicians. In the 15 months following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the harmful consequences of Idaho’s abortion ban are only accelerating. We are losing physicians, patients are suffering, and the GOP lawmakers who brought us here are only making things worse. A new report from the Idaho Physician Well Being Action Collaborative in [...]

  • IDP Statement on New Idaho GOP Platform Rating Site

    February 29, 2024

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Jared DeLoof issued the following statement regarding the Idaho GOP Platform Ranking System released today by the right-wing Institute for Legislative Analysis, a group closely aligned with the Idaho “Freedom Caucus” and Idaho GOP Chairwoman Dorothy Moon: “The Idaho Republican Party continues its decline into an insular, paranoid, extreme, and exclusionary group where any independent thought results in censure and removal from [...]