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Idaho Teachers’ Union Endorses GOP Candidate for Re-election Bid to Congress

For the second time this year, the state’s largest teachers’ union has thrown its support behind a prominent Republican candidate.

On Wednesday, the Idaho Education Association endorsed U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson in the Nov. 6 election.

In announcing the endorsement, the IEA touted the 20-year incumbent’s work on the House Appropriations Committee.

“Congressman Simpson has continuously stepped up, year after year, as an advocate for rural schools in Idaho, most notably this year in supporting the restoration of funding for the Secure Rural Schools Act,” IEA President Kari Overall said in a news release.