With all of the attention in the state on the Republican gubernatorial primary, where the Trump-backed Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is challenging Gov. Brad Little, Sen. Mike Crapo should have little problem securing a fifth term this fall. He faces only nominal opposition in the primary and should easily dispose of whichever Democrat wins the nomination – either financial manager Ben Pursley or realtor David Roth. Crapo had $5.8 million in the bank at the end of 2021, giving him a massive financial edge over his opponents. If Republicans win back the Senate majority, Crapo would be in line to chair the Senate Finance Committee as the current ranking member on the panel.

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