Nels Mitchell

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Nels Mitchell
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Idaho
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBoise High School
Bachelor'sColumbia University
J.D.University of Idaho Law School
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Nels Mitchell was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Idaho.[1] Mitchell was defeated by incumbent Jim Risch in the November 4, 2014 general election.

He won the nomination in the Democratic nomination in the primary.[2]


Mitchell was born in Seattle and raised in Idaho.[3]


  • Boise High School
  • Columbia University
  • University of Idaho Law School



See also: United States Senate elections in Idaho, 2014

Mitchell ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Idaho.[1] He won the nomination in the Democratic nomination in the primary.[2] Nels Mitchell lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Idaho General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Risch Incumbent 65.3% 285,596
     Democratic Nels Mitchell 34.7% 151,574
Total Votes 437,170
Source: Idaho Secretary of State
U.S. Senate, Idaho Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNels Mitchell 69.6% 16,908
William Bryk 30.4% 7,378
Total Votes 24,286
Source: Idaho Secretary of State

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