2014 Election

Brandon Woolf
State of Idaho

State Controller Brandon Woolf plans to run for the office he took over last October when Donna Jones resigned following a serious traffic accident.

Woolf plans to make his official announcement Tuesday at the Idaho Capitol.

Woolf, who was appointed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to replace Jones, already has at least one prospective rival in the Republican primary election next May.

Todd Hatfield, from McCall, has filed documents indicating a potential run.

In running, Woolf has won the endorsement of his former boss.

Brad Little, Politics

Idaho’s lieutenant governor announced Wednesday  his plans to run for the same office in 2014. Brad Little made the announcement during an outdoor event in his hometown of Emmett.

The news ends speculation that Little was preparing for a run for governor. Idaho’s current governor, C.L. "Butch" Otter, attended Little’s announcement. Otter has said he plans to run for re-election in 2014, but has not officially kicked off a campaign. 

Little will now visit various Idaho cities over the next two weeks.

Brad Little, Politics

Lieutenant Gov. Brad Little is running again in 2014, hoping to secure a second elected term.

Little made the announcement Wednesday in Emmett, his hometown about 40 miles northwest of Boise.

The 59-year-old Republican rancher and businessman was appointed in 2009 by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter after former Lt. Gov. Jim Risch's U.S. Senate election. He was re-elected in 2010.

With Otter planning to seek a third term, Little appears content to remain in the part-time, $35,100-per-year job as the governor's fill-in.

State of Idaho

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says he plans to run for his office again in 2014.

Wasden first took the office in 2003, running the office that represents the state in criminal appeals, deals with consumer protection litigation, and advises agencies on contracts and other matters.

Shirley Ringo
Idaho Legislature

The Lewiston Tribune reports two-term incumbent Rep. Raul Labrador has a challenger in Idaho's 1st Congressional District. Longtime state legislator Shirley Ringo, a Democrat from Moscow, will run against Labrador.

Ringo told the Tribune she's not naïve about the challenge of being a Democrat in a predominantly Republican state.

Gage Skidmore / Flickr Creative Commons

Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says he'll run again for Congress in 2014, ending speculation he'd mount a challenge to GOP Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter in next May's primary election.

Labrador made the announcement that he'd be seeking a third term on Wednesday at his congressional offices in Meridian.

He says his work as a congressman is unfinished.

Labrador, born in Puerto Rico, was first elected in 2010 to represent Idaho's 1st Congressional District with tea party support and has promoted changes to America's immigration system.

Jayson Ronk, IACI
Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has reached into the ranks of Idaho's leading big business lobbying group to find the person to run his re-election campaign.

Otter announced Tuesday he's named Jayson Ronk as his 2014 campaign manager. The two-term Republican hasn't formally announced his campaign plans, though he's been raising money and telling supporters he will seek a third term.

A.J. Balukoff
Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman

A Boise school board trustee is considering whether to run for Idaho governor as a Democrat.

The Idaho Statesman reports A.J. Balukoff will decide sometime in the next several months whether to wage a 2014 campaign against two-term Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, who says he's running again.

Balukoff has been on the Boise School Board for 16 years.

He's also part-owner of the Century Link Arena, the Idaho Steelheads ice hockey team and the Grove Hotel, all in Boise.