Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following endorsement of former State Representative Paulette Jordan in the Idaho U.S. Senate race:
“Paulette Jordan is an inspirational leader dedicated to serving her community and her state. She is not afraid to take on the tough fights, which is how she unseated a Republican incumbent to represent her community in the Idaho state legislature. In Washington, Paulette will stand up to the special interests, protect our public lands and our environment for generations to come, and expand access to high-quality and affordable health care for Idahoans. We’re proud to support Paulette in her campaign to become Idaho’s first female U.S. Senator and the country’s first Native American U.S. Senator.”
Paulette Jordan grew up on her north Idaho family farmlands and is a proud member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. She was the youngest person elected to the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council and then unseated an incumbent Republican in 2014 in a tough race for the Idaho House of Representatives. As the first ever female Native American nominee for governor in the country, Paulette received more votes in Idaho in 2018 than any Democratic statewide candidate in recent history.