Former Idaho state lawmaker plans to run for U.S. Senate

Former Idaho state representative Paulette Jordan will reportedly announce her plans to challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Jim Risch for his seat in November.

According to a report from Huff Post, the Democrat will formally announce her intent to run at a press conference Friday.

Jordan, a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, represented the 5th legislative district in Latah and Benewah counties for just over three years before resigning to run for governor.

She was the Democratic nominee during the 2018 gubernatorial race, where she lost to Brad Little 60 percent o 38 percent.

Two-term incumbent Republican Senator Jim Risch has already indicated he plans to run for a third term.

Idaho has not elected a Democratic U.S. Senator in more than four decades. (Lewiston Tribune, HuffPost)