BOISE, ID. – Idaho Governor Butch Otter announced Wednesday night he’ll seek a third term. He was in Northern Idaho for a visit to St. Maries High School and a fundraiser. At the Governor’s Ball held at the Couer d’Alene Resort, Otter said he’ll run again in 2014. Jon Hanian of the Governor’s office confirmed the announcement.
According to Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Grant, the gubernatorial contest in three years could look like a repeat of 2010. He says, “There’s been talks with Keith Allred. He’s already expressed an interest in maybe running again. I’ve talked to at least two other folks that are considering it, but they’re not at a point where they want their name out there yet.”
Tickets to the Governor’s Ball went for $30 on up to $200 a couple for a VIP dinner. Proceeds go to “Otter for Idaho.” Otter was first elected Governor in 2006 and re-elected last November.
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