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Promises, promises…

Here are the campaign promises offered by the five candidates for governor of Idaho this year:

Butch Otter, Republican incumbent:  “I am committed to keep working tirelessly to grow Idaho’s economy and career opportunities for our citizens and our communities; I promise to keep protecting the people of Idaho from the additional financial burden of government excess; I promise to do even more to ensure that state government lives within the people’s means; I promise to keep protecting and improving educational opportunities for all Idahoans; I promise to promote greater liberty, wider opportunity and more economic prosperity; and I promise to keep protecting Idaho’s family and faith-based values.”

Keith Allred, Democrat: “I have two main priorities: lower taxes to help small businesses generate more jobs, and a stronger education system. We cannot build a great state without making sure we give all of our kids an equal opportunity for a great education.”

Jana Kemp, independent:  “As governor I will bring an end to the good ol’ boy decision making structure that is not looking out for the best interests of our whole state. As governor I will build businesses and education so that we have a great place to work and live.”

Ted Dunlap, Libertarian: “As governor, I will reduce government size, cost and intrusion. I will increase your control over your money and your life.”

Pro-Life,” independent:  “I will stop pre-born baby murder in Idaho, I will veto all socialist legislation, and I will work to stop the fascist licensing of professions and occupations.”


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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