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Prior to being elected to the Senate, Jim Risch served as Idaho’s 37th Lieutenant Governor. He also served as Idaho's 31st Governor. In addition, he spent 11 elected terms in Idaho's State Senate. He is a small business owner, a rancher/farmer and senior partner in the Risch Goss Insinger Gustavel Law firm. 
He won the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) during primary elections held on May 27, 2008.  He went on to defeat Democratic nominee Larry LaRocco in the November 2008 general election.
Money in politics
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|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Murray Energy||$ 18,000|
|Honeywell International||$ 15,000|
|Tallatchee Creek Inc||$ 15,000|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$ 14,000|
|Travelers Companies||$ 12,000|
|Chevron Corp||$ 11,500|
|Small Business Investor Alliance||$ 11,000|
|Exxon Mobil||$ 10,500|
|Melaleuca Inc||$ 10,100|
|21st Century Majority Fund||$ 10,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for James Risch
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for James Risch from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for James Risch from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for James Risch from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Senate Select Committee on Ethics
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Risch will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Idaho and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ "About Jim Risch" Jim Risch for US Congress
- ↑ Jesse Stanchak, "Idaho Lt. Gov. Is Nominee for Craig’s Senate Seat", CQ Politics, May 28, 2008
- ↑ "Idaho 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. Senate|
|Title: Sen||First name: James||Middle name: E.||Last name: Risch|
|Party: R||State: ID||District:
Junior Seat District short: Junior Seat
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-224-2752||Fax: 202-224-2573||Website: http://www.risch.senate.gov||Webform email: http://www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email|
|DC office: 483 Russell Senate Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: R000584||Votesmart ID: 2919||FEC ID: S8ID00092||Govtrack ID: 412322|
|CRP ID: N00029441||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: SenatorRisch|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/James_Risch||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/SenatorJamesRisch||Senate class: II|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 4, 2014
|Previous Political Work?
Idaho State Senate, Governor of Idaho
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: May 3, 1943
November 4, 2008