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Little’s answer to Labrador’s Cruz endorsement: His own endorsement from local leader in Emmett

Lt. Gov. Brad Little’s campaign had no comment today on rival Raul Labrador’s endorsement by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 Idaho gubernatorial race, but said it would have an endorsement announcement of its own today. It’s out now, and it’s from Gem County Commission chairman and former Emmett mayor Bill Butticci.

“It is humbling to have the support of a conservative leader from the town I was born and raised in,” Little said in a statement. “It is the Idaho-grown support of people like Commissioner Butticci that motivate Teresa and me each and every day of the campaign.”

Little said Butticci “has a record of getting things done in rural Idaho.”

Butticci, in a statement from the campaign, said, “The Little family has been a pillar of the Emmett community for generations. Brad and Teresa epitomize the type of folks we need leading Idaho. I have never run for president of the United States, but I am a conservative Idahoan, and from my vantage point no one else is better suited to be governor than Brad Little.”



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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