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R’s Have Held Risch Seat Since 1949

The seat Sen. Jim Risch will defend next year as Republicans eye control of the U.S. Senate has been in Republican hands since 1949, trailing in longevity only two Kansas seats which have been held by the GOP since 1919 and 1939. So reports Eric Ostermeier at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Ostermeier has a knack for such cocktail-party-chat lists. Earlier this month, he reported that former Idaho Govs. Cecil Andrus (No. 11) and Bob Smylie (No. 31) were among the nation’s 50 longest-serving governors/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you think a Democrat will win Risch's Senate seat between now and 2049, which would mean 100 years of dominance if it's still in Republican control?


Read more here: http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/idaho-seat-held-by-risch-third-longest-held-gop-senate-seat-in-usa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=idaho-seat-held-by-risch-third-longest-held-gop-senate-seat-in-usa#storylink=cpy



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