By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports
House Speaker Scott Bedke took the lead Tuesday night, collecting 51.6% of the Republican vote.
Bedke, of Oakley, served as speaker of the House since 2012 and has been a representative since 2000. He earned 138,962 votes on Tuesday, according to unofficial results.
Challenger Rep. Priscilla Giddings, of White Bird, took 42.57% of the vote, earning 114,582 Republican votes.
Behind Giddings was Daniel Gasiorowski, with 5.81% of the vote.
Bedke will face Democrat Terri Pickens Manweiler and Constitutional candidate Pro-Life (formerly known as Marvin Richardson) in the November general election.