Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan announces senate run

Published: Feb. 7, 2020 at 6:56 PM MST
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Former Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state lawmaker Paulette Jordan has announced she's challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Risch.

Jordan announced Friday plans to run against the two-term senator.

Jordan in 2018 became the first woman to become the Democratic

gubernatorial nominee in Idaho but lost in the general election to Republican Brad Little.

The 40-year-old Jordan is a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. She’s a former two-term state representative with a long history of working on the tribal council.

She'll face a difficult task in red-state Idaho, where the entire Congressional delegation is Republican and all five statewide elected offices are held by Republicans.

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