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U.S. Senate

The Candidates

Jim Risch

Republican

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Ray J. Writz

Constitution

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Natalie Fleming

Independent

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Paulette E. Jordan

Democratic

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‘This can’t go on’: Idaho Sen. Jim Risch poised to be top GOP voice on foreign policy, calls for cooperation to counter China

WASHINGTON – The past four years have seen American foreign policy take a narrower view of national interests, with President Donald Trump often preferring to act alone. But a new report from Sen. Jim Risch makes the case for the U.S. to work more closely with its European allies to counter growing Chinese influence on the world stage.

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch faces three challengers in November election

Though Jim Risch has only been in the Senate for 10 years, he’s spent several decades in public office. His opponent, Democrat Paulette Jordan, said the wealthy rancher has lost touch with his constituents and should be open to more public debates prior to the election. 

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.

‘We’re getting farther apart’: Murray, Risch weigh in on COVID-19 relief negotiations as deadlines loom

WASHINGTON – With key pieces of the federal government’s COVID-19 response set to expire at the end of July, time is running out for Congress to negotiate another round of pandemic relief spending, and lawmakers remain far apart on what a compromise bill should look like.

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.

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.

Jordan to challenge Risch for Idaho’s U.S. Senate seat

Former Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state lawmaker Paulette Jordan announced Friday that she’s challenging two-term Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Risch.