February 22, 1998 in Idaho

Rydalch To Join Primary Race

From Staff And Wire Reports

Touting her experience dealing with federal agencies, former state senator Ann Rydalch of Idaho Falls kicked off her campaign for the Republican nomination in Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District on Friday.

On the Statehouse steps, Rydalch said her work for U.S. Department of Energy contractor Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co. in Washington, D.C., gave her an insight no other GOP candidate in the 2nd District has.

Other Republicans in or considering the May 26 primary race are Idaho House Speaker Michael Simpson of Blackfoot, state Rep. Mark Stubbs of Twin Falls, state Sen. Stan Hawkins of Ucon and former state senator Dane Watkins of Idaho Falls.

The only Democrat running is former four-term congressman Richard Stallings, who now is executive director of the Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Authority.

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