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Senator Jim Risch

Republican US Senator from Idaho

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Senator Risch is a Class II Senator (Up for re-election in 2014)

This member of Congress has no electoral opponents as of 6/25/10

Noteworthy Jim Risch News:

  • In 2002, Risch spent $360,000 of his own money to win the $27,000-a-year, part-time post of Lieutenant Governor, then succeeded Governor Dirk Kempthorne upon the latter's resignation in 2006
  • In 1994, Risch lost the primary election for a state Senate seat in the second political defeat of his career
  • In a dramatic 1988 upset, Risch was defeated for re-election to the Idaho Senate by a Democratic political newcomer

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