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+Jim Risch (R) i
285,596
65.33%
Nels Mitchell (D)
151,574
34.67%

437,170

Registration: 793,709.  (At cutoff: 752,351.  Election Day: 41,358.)
Ballots cast 445,307.
Plurality: 134,022 votes (30.66 percentage points)

 ID Secretary of State




Notes:  Sen. Jim Risch (R), first elected in 2008, easily won a second term, defeating
attorney Nels Mitchell (D).  Both Risch and Mitchell had little difficulty winning their May 20 primaries.  There was one debate, on Oct. 6 at KTVB-TV studios in Boise (>).  According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Risch campaign outspent the Mitchell campaign by $1,761,223 to $357,052.

Campaign Managers:
Jim Risch;  Melinda Smyser
(announced June 22, 2014)  Southwest Idaho regional director for Sen. Risch from June 2012.  Served two terms in the Idaho Senate representing District 11.  Coordinator with the Caldwell School District from 1998.  Counselor for Caldwell Alternative High Schoolk, 1989-97.  Counselor for the Parma School District, 1984-89.  Teacher in the Wilder School District, 1982-84.  M.S. in education and counseling from College of Idaho; B.S. from University of Idaho (Moscow).  Originally from Parma, ID.

Nels Mitchell:  ?

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