James Risch

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U.S. Senator

James Risch




Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senate Select Committee on Ethics, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
(subcommittees and past assignments)

Candidates for the ID-Senate Class II Seat:
(Next election: 4 November 2014)

Confirmed: None so far
Considering: None so far
Rumored: None so far
Potential: None so far
Dropped-out: None so far
(more info and editing for the ID-Senate Class II Seat)
On the Web
Official website

Jim Risch a Republican, has represented the state of Idaho in the Senate since 2009.


Positions, record and controversies

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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. [1]

2008 elections

He won the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) during primary elections held on May 27, 2008. [2] He went on to defeat Democratic nominee Larry LaRocco in the November 2008 general election.[3]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Murray Energy$ 18,000
Blue Cross/Blue Shield$ 15,000
Honeywell International$ 15,000
Tallatchee Creek Inc$ 15,000
Micron Technology$ 14,165
Potlatch Corp$ 13,500
Small Business Investor Alliance$ 12,000
Travelers Companies$ 12,000
Chevron Corp$ 11,500
Melaleuca Inc$ 10,700
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

Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Risch will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


DC office
  • 483 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
    Ph: 202-224-2752 Fax: 202-224-2573
    Webform email
District offices
  • 50 N. 9th St., Suite 302, Boise, Idaho 83702
    Ph: 208-342-7985 Fax: (none entered)
  • Harbor Plaza, Suite 121, 610 Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
    Ph: 208-667-6130 Fax: (none entered)
  • 490 Memorial Dr., Suite 101, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
    Ph: 208-523-5541 Fax: (none entered)
  • 313 D St., Suite 106, Lewiston, Idaho 83501
    Ph: 208-743-0792 Fax: (none entered)
  • 275 South 5th St., Suite 290, Pocatello, Idaho 83201
    Ph: 208-236-6817 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • No campaign website entered.
  • No campaign webform email entered.
  • Campaign Headquarters, PO Box 1247, Boise, ID 83701
    Ph: 208-386-9275 Fax: (none entered)

Articles and resources

See also


  1. "About Jim Risch" Jim Risch for US Congress
  2. Jesse Stanchak, "Idaho Lt. Gov. Is Nominee for Craig’s Senate Seat", CQ Politics, May 28, 2008
  3. "Idaho 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

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