Democrat Paulette Jordan to face incumbent Jim Risch in Idaho Senate race

Democrat Paulette Jordan to face incumbent Jim Risch in Idaho Senate race

Former Idaho state Rep. Paulette Jordan prevailed in the state's Democratic primary and will face Sen. Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischRepublicans start bracing for shutdown fight in run-up to election GOP's Obama-era probes fuel Senate angst Democrat Paulette Jordan to face incumbent Jim Risch in Idaho Senate race MORE (R-Idaho) in the fall.

Risch, who was unopposed in the Republican primary, will be the heavy favorite in November in the deep-red state. Risch easily won a second term in 2014 with 65 percent of the vote.

Jordan, who unsuccessfully run for Idaho governor in 2018, defeated Democratic rival Jim Vandermaas in the Democratic primary Tuesday. She led with 86 percent of the vote after 47 percent of precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press.