Ada County clerk wins GOP primary for secretary of state

Secretary of State candidate Phil McGrane
Posted at 5:24 PM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 19:24:45-04

The county clerk for Idaho's largest county has won the GOP primary for secretary of state by defeating two candidates who denied former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.

Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane defeated state Rep. Dorothy Moon and state Sen. Mary Souza in a race called Wednesday following voting in Tuesday’s primary.

McGrane had the backing of Idaho establishment Republicans, including Gov. Brad Little and former Govs. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Phil Batt and Dirk Kempthorne.