Wasden Makes It Official, Seeks Fourth Term As Idaho Attorney General

Jan 28, 2014

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Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced Tuesday his candidacy for another term in office. Wasden made the announcement in the State Capitol this afternoon. The Republican will be seeking his fourth term in office. He was first elected in 2002 and took office in 2003.

Wasden says the office of attorney general is where he thinks he can make his greatest contribution to society.

“My view of that right now is that there’s things left undone for me to do, that I have an opportunity to make an impact on the people of the state of Idaho by holding tight to the rule of law,” he says.

Wasden’s announcement comes on the heels of two decisions in the state’s favor last week. A federal judge in Boise gave Wasden permission to help Idaho defend its 2006 ban on gay marriage in a lawsuit filed by four same-sex couples. Friday, a Boise court found that St. Luke’s 2012 acquisition of a private group of doctors in Nampa violated antitrust rules. Wasden had argued against the deal on behalf of the state.

Wasden is currently running unopposed in both the Republican primary and in the general election.

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