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Decision 2010

Crapo Easily Defeats Democratic Challenger

Mike Crapo (R) won another term in the U.S. Senate with more than 70 percent of the vote (Photo: US Senate) Mike Crapo (R) won another term in the U.S. Senate with more than 70 percent of the vote (Photo: US Senate)

BOISE, Idaho - Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo easily beat eastern Idaho Democrat Tom Sullivan to win a third term in Washington, D.C.

Crapo, a Harvard University-trained lawyer, was an Idaho U.S. representative before switching to the Senate a dozen years ago.

In early voting, Crapo had more than 70 percent support.

Among his signature accomplishments: Crapo sponsored the 2009 passage of the Owyhee Initiative, creating hundreds of thousands of acres of new, federally protected wilderness in southwestern Idaho's remote canyonlands. Crapo banked more than $4.3 million in campaign donations, while Sullivan struggled to gain much traction after raising only about $70,000.

Crapo is a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Development Committee and voted against President Obama's health care overhaul, financial industry reforms and the 2009 federal stimulus.  

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