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Crapo declared winner in Senate race

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, right, accepts congratulations from a supporter at the Idaho GOP election night watch party in Boise. (Betsy Z. Russell)
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo, right, accepts congratulations from a supporter at the Idaho GOP election night watch party in Boise. (Betsy Z. Russell)

The AP has called the Idaho Senate race for GOP incumbent Mike Crapo, a call it made at 9:02 p.m. MT, two minutes after the polls closed in Idaho. Only the very earliest numbers are available so far from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office; with just 22 of 962 precincts reporting, Crapo had 52 percent of the vote to Democratic challenger Jerry Sturgill’s 43.2 percent, with Constitution Party candidate Ray Writz trailing at 4.8 percent.

If those numbers were to hold, Sturgill would have the highest margin a challenger has had against Crapo in more than two decades. You can read my full story here at spokesman.com.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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