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+Jim Risch (R) i
538,446
62.62%
Paulette Jordan (D)
285,864
33.25%
Natalie Fleming (I) 25,329
2.95%
Ray Writz (C)
10,188
1.18%

859,827

Registration: 1,082,417.  (At cutoff: 995,087.  Election Day: 87,330.)
Ballots cast 878,527.
Plurality: 252,582 votes (29.37 percentage points)

 ID Secretary of State




Notes:  Sen. Jim Risch (R), first elected in 2008, easily won a third term, defeating 2018 gubernatorial nominee Paulette Jordan (D) as well as Natalie Fleming (I), a Christian conservative and mother of four, and frequent candidate Ray Writz (C).  Jordan's showing was off from 2018, when she obtained 38.19% of the vote.


In the May primaries, Risch did not have a challenger and Jordan defeated Jim Vandermaas with 85.70% of the vote. 

There was only one forum.  In Sept. Risch declined KTVB's invitation for a debate in October.  Risch, Jordan and Fleming did participate in a forum, hosted by Idaho Public Television, that aired on Oct. 16 (Ray Writz did not respond to the invitation) >.  This was not really a debate; Melissa Davlin moderated a Q&A session with each candidate separately, asking them the same questions.


The Risch campaign raised $3.3 million for the cycle, spent $2.3 million and finished with cash on hand of $2.3 million, while the Jordan campaign raised and spent $1.1 million.








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