Jordan, Little win primary

  • Jordan, Little win primary

Jordan, Little win primary

But amid a swell of Democratic turnout and excitement over the gubernatorial candidacy of Paulette Jordan, Cristina McNeil, who traveled the district campaigning in the final weeks, won the primary.

Alex Gallegos, Nick Henderson, Christy Perry, and Michael Snyder are also running.

In final, unofficial election results this morning, a half-dozen incumbent GOP legislators have been defeated in the primary - all in eastern Idaho.

The district, whose voters strongly backed President Donald Trump in 2016, is being vacated by Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, who unsuccessfully ran for Idaho governor rather than run for re-election.

If the 38-year-old Jordan wins, she would be the first female governor of Idaho, and the first Native American female governor in the nation.

"I look forward to supporting him (Little) in the general election and wish him the best", Ahlquist wrote, calling the race a "life changing experience".

Labrador will be replaced by real estate broker Republican Russ Fulcher in the state's first congressional district.

"It is an honor folks. We're here because we have the same Republican principals". She'll face Democrat Boise teacher Cindy Wilson in the November general election. Prior to joining the state Senate, he had worked as a businessman in Idaho's burgeoning technology industry. Tony Potts and Rep. Jeff Thompson of Idaho Falls and House Education Chair Julie VanOrden of Pingree - and others lost in close races, including Reps.