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U.S. Senate candidate Nels Mitchell said today he’s not surprised Jim Risch is touting his dubious achievement as the most obstructionist senator in Washington. “He’s running away from his record,” Mitchell said. “Risch has turned into ‘Senator No,’ and his negativism is hurting Idaho,” Mitchell said. “When he votes against funding for INL, against protecting women from violence, against payments to Idaho’s rural counties, he’s voting against Idahoans.” “Jim Risch wants to run as the anti-everything candidate because he has a dismal record of working for Idaho,” Mitchell said. “It’s no wonder he says it doesn’t matter if he’s on the job or not, because when you vote the way he does, it really doesn’t”/Dean Ferguson, Idaho Democratic Party. More here.
Question: Do you prefer politicians who vote against things most of the time?
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise lawyer plans to run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Jim Risch. Nels Mitchell aims to announce his run Tuesday at Boise's historic train depot. Mitchell grew up in Idaho's capital, but spent much of his professional career as a lawyer in New York and California. His legal experience includes several years as an associate regional director at the Securities and Exchange Commission in southern California, where he oversaw a staff of about 75 people who investigated and prosecuted securities fraud cases in the Los Angeles area. In Risch, Mitchell faces a foe who spent decades as a state legislator, lieutenant governor, fill-in governor in 2006 — and was elected to the Senate in 2008. He's now up for his first re-election.