Idaho U.S. Sen. Jim Risch announces re-election campaign

Idaho U.S. Senator Jim Risch has announced his 2020 re-election campaign.

The 76-year-old Republican says what he calls socialist agendas in Congress make it his duty to run for re-election and stand up for conservative solutions.

Risch has held the office since 2009 and is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He says he wants to continue to work to lower taxes, have a smaller government, and encourage the growth of small businesses.

Democrat Nancy Harris is challenging Risch for the seat. (AP)