Keith Allred has filed his initial paperwork to explore a run for governor as a Democrat, taking on GOP Gov. Butch Otter. Former state Rep. Margaret Henbest is his campaign treasurer. “In working with him in the Legislature with the Common Interest, I have great respect for his approach, and I think in many ways it mirrored how I functioned in the Legislature in terms of a bipartisan, centrist, what’s the best solution to the problem, not looking at necessarily the political drivers but what was best for the state,” Henbest said. “So I was ecstatic to hear that he was going to run and happy to support his campaign.”
She said, “He’s a centrist candidate and I think that the governor has struggled to complete or make progress on issues that are important to him. I think there is an opportunity there.” She added, “This is going to be exciting.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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