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Otter Announces Re-election Bid

Gov. Butch Otter announces his re-election bid at one of four stops Wednesday -- AGC AeroComposites in Hayden. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Wednesday made four stops statewide to make his re-election bid official. One of those stops was AGC AeroComposites in Hayden, where the Republican governor said his administration has accomplished a lot in the past seven years and that work remains to be completed. "There are some efficiencies that we put into place in the last seven-and-a-half years that we want to institutionalize and make it a way of life for government in Idaho," said Otter, who turns 72 in a month. He promised to be "very, very selfish" about any new government regulations on the "productive sector"/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Has there been a more anti-climactic announcement in the history of Idaho than this one? After all, Otter made known his desire to run for re-election last year. He filed his candidacy papers earlier this year. And now he flies around the state to make it "official." Thoughts?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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