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Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho)

  • District: Junior Senator from Idaho
  • Residence: Boise
  • Born: May 3, 1943; Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Vicki Risch; three children
  • Education: U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, attended 1961-63; U. of Idaho, B.S. 1965 (forest resources management); U. of Idaho, J.D. 1968
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Ada County prosecuting attorney, 1970-74; Idaho Senate, 1974-89 (majority leader, 1976-82; president pro tempore, 1982-89); defeated for re-election to Idaho Senate, 1988; sought Republican nomination for Idaho Senate, 1994; Idaho Senate, 1995-2003 (majority leader, 1997-2003); lieutenant governor, 2003-06; governor, 2006-06; lieutenant governor, 2007-09; U.S. Senate, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Larry LaRocco, D, to succeed Larry E. Craig, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Natural Resources (Energy - Ranking Member; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Foreign Relations (European Affairs; International Development; International Operations & Organizations; Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs - Ranking Member); Small Business & Entrepreneurship - Ranking Member; Select Ethics; Select Intelligence
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State Information: Idaho

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Jim Risch (R) 371,744 57.6%
Larry LaRocco (D) 219,903 34.1%
Rex Rammell (I) 34,510 5.4%
Kent Marmon (LIBERT) 9,958 1.5%
Pro-Life (I) 8,662 1.3%
2002 general Larry Craig (R) 266,215 65.2%
Alan Blinken (D) 132,975 32.6%
Donovan Bramwell (LIBERT) 9,354 2.3%
1996 general Larry E. Craig (R) 283,532 57%
Walt Minnick (D) 198,422 39.9%
Mary J. Charbonneau (I) 10,137 2%
Susan Vegors (NL) 5,142 1%
1990 general Larry E. Craig (R) 193,641 61%
Ron J. Twilegar (D) 122,295 39%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 36.1% John McCain: 61.53%
2012 : 32.62% : 64.53%
2004 John Kerry: 30% George W. Bush: 68%
2000 Al Gore: 28% George W. Bush: 67%
1996 Bill Clinton: 34% Robert Dole: 52%
1992 Bill Clinton: 28% George H. W. Bush: 42%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 36% George H. W. Bush: 62%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 26% :

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