Christy Perry considers run for Congress

State Rep. Christy Perry is considering joining the open race in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.

Perry, R-Nampa, told Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press that she is looking at the crowded congressional race.

Christy Perry

Perry is in her fourth term in the Legislature.

With incumbent 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador running for governor, the congressional race has already drawn three big-name GOP candidates: former state Sen. Russ Fulcher of Meridian; former attorney general and Lt. Gov. David Leroy of Boise; and state Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur d’Alene. Other candidates are Bonners Ferry Republican Michael Snyder, Post Falls Republican Nicholas Henderson, Meridian Democrat Donald Roy Miller and Post Falls Democrat Michael William Smith.

More reading on the congressional race: Get the latest on fundraising, and check our elections page for in-depth interviews with Fulcher, Leroy and Malek.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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