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Simpson names Bedke, Crapo, Risch as re-election campaign co-chairs

Idaho 2nd District GOP Rep. Mike Simpson today launched his re-election bid and named his campaign co-chairs: House Speaker Scott Bedke and U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch. Simpson said in a statement, “Idaho leads the nation in common sense solutions for tough problems and I look forward to working closely with Idahoans to continue to help Idaho grow and prosper. I am humbled by the support of many conservative Idaho leaders and once again ask for your support this election cycle.” 

Each of the three co-chairs added a statement supporting Simpson as he seeks an 11th term in the House; no one has yet filed to challenge him in 2018.

“Idaho continues to benefit on a daily basis from Congressman Simpson’s leadership in Washington D.C.” Bedke said. “Mike continues to fight back against onerous federal policies from the Obama administration that remain harmful to the state of Idaho. We need Mike on our side and I am excited to join him as a chair of his campaign.” 

Crapo said, “Mike continues to be a strong conservative voice in Washington D.C. He leads the fight in the House against arduous policies such as Obamacare and runaway federal spending. I am honored to co-chair his campaign once again.”

Risch said, “I am proud to support Congressman Simpson because of his solid track record of representing Idahoans.  Mike delivers consistent results for the people of Idaho on issues such as reduced federal spending, rational healthcare solutions and lowering taxes.”

Two years ago, Simpson won re-election with 63 percent of the vote.



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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