Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus won a landslide victory for an unprecedented fourth term, leading his party to major gains statewide just months after being targeted for defeat by outraged anti-abortion forces.
Andrus, 59, who interrupted his tenure as Idaho's chief executive to serve as Jimmy Carter's interior secretary, claimed two of every three votes against Republican Roger Fairchild, 37, a populist businessman.Ticket-splitting voters chose five-term GOP Rep. Larry Craig over Democrat Ron Twilegar to succeed Sen. James McClure. The party has held that seat for 40 years. But Democrat Larry LaRocco replaced Craig in the 1st District.