The primary race was between Shane Osborn and Ben Sasse. Osborn started out in the lead, but Sasse was able to win endorsements form prominent tea party groups. FreedomWorks endorsed Osborn, but switched its endorsement claiming Osborn had formed secret allegiances. Sasse had to be careful as some said he was not as conservative as he claimed he was. The race is expected to stay in Republican hands.
The minority will make the decision for the majority of the people in Idaho.