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U.S. Representative, 1st District

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Russ Fulcher (R) 229,923 66.20%
Rudy Soto (D) 105,246 30.30%
Joe Evans (L) 12,170 3.50%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Complete Coverage

Fulcher faces challenge from Democratic and Libertarian newcomers with military backgrounds

Rep. Russ Fulcher has a law-and-order message in his first bid for re-election to his seat in Congress representing western Idaho.

Washington, Idaho lawmakers from both sides of the aisle challenge Trump suggestion of election delay

Washington lawmakers and elections officials from both sides of the aisle challenged President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning tweet suggesting the United States should delay the November election, saying the president does not have the power to push back an election and that the vote-by-mail system is secure.

Northwest lawmakers pursue different priorities in new COVID relief package

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol on Monday after a two-week break, facing a de facto deadline at the end of the month to pass another round of coronavirus relief, but Republicans and Democrats will first need to reconcile dramatically different visions for what the legislation should include.

Idaho lawmakers’ bill would let tribes, counties collect revenue from timber sales in Forest Service partnerships

New legislation introduced by two Idaho Republicans would expand a controversial federal program that lets states partner with the U.S. Forest Service for forest management projects, allowing tribes and counties to collect revenue from timber sales from public lands.

Senate Democrats block GOP police bill, accusing Republicans of bad faith

WASHINGTON – Democratic senators blocked a Republican-crafted policing bill from moving forward Wednesday, as both parties accused each other of playing politics amid nationwide calls to reform law enforcement.

Bob Norris wins Kootenai County sheriff’s primary; Fulcher to face Soto in race for Congress

All-mail balloting led to a boost in turnout and late returns in Kootenai County, where several Republican primaries were up for grabs. But favorites in the federal races emerged from early returns Tuesday night.

Russ Fulcher faces primary challenge for his seat representing North Idaho in U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Russ Fulcher says he’s upheld conservative values and strong support for President Donald Trump while building strong relationships across Congress despite a strong political divide. His challenger, Nicholas Jones, believes his experience in small business makes him the better choice to represent the state in Congress.

Two Democrats running for North Idaho congressional seat say they have a chance to win in November

It’s been a dozen years since a Democrat last won an election to serve North Idaho in Congress. But two Democrats joined the race hoping for the chance to replace incumbent Republican Rep. Russ Fulcher in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District in November.