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Lt. Gov. To Announce Re-election Bid?

Lt. Governor Brad Little is announcing this week in a series of statewide appearances that he will ask the voters to renew his lease on the state’s number two position. They should regardless of whom the Democrats may offer as the alternative. The former four-term state senator from Emmett has performed well whether leading trade missions or greeting visitors to his office. In this writer’s opinion the 59-year-old Little is the best to hold the office since former State Senator John V. Evans served as lieutenant governor to Cecil Andrus. That is saying something because Idaho has had a series of fine “governors in waiting,” all of whom did the state solid service especially when called on to exercise the full power of the Office of Governor when the sitting governor is out of state/Chris Carlson, Carlson Chronicles. More here.

Question: Do you know much about Lt. Gov. Brad Little?

Official ‘Likes’ Breast Page By Mistake

Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh, who is seen as a possible Senate candidate in 2014, reportedly suffered from a Facebook snafu after “liking” a page devoted to women's breasts. A Republican operative captured a screenshot of Walsh indicating that he gave a thumbs up, or “like,” on the Facebook profile of “Breasts.Proof men can multitask2” on Aug. 19, according to BuzzFeed. The “like” was subsequently deleted from Walsh's Facebook page. BuzzFeed quotes a “senior Montana Democrat close to Walsh” as saying Walsh “liked” the cleavage page by mistake/Judy Kurtz, The Hill. More here.

Question: Are you careful re: what you “like” on your Facebook page?

Otter To Name Lt. Gov. Tuesday

Item: Tuesday marks change for Idaho’s leadership: New congressional delegation will consider massive spending on public works, feasibility of new dams, public lands protection/Idaho Statesman

More Info: Gov. Butch Otter will announce Idaho’s next lieutenant governor Tuesday - a day of some pretty big changes among Idaho leaders. Otter’s pick to replace sitting Lt. Gov. and Sen.-elect Jim Risch is a hot topic among Idaho lawmakers as the Legislature prepares to deal with a sluggish state economy and falling tax revenues. Risch and Democratic Rep.-elect Walt Minnick will be sworn into office Tuesday as Congress reconvenes to talk about an economic stimulus package and other issues, including a massive lands bill that has Idaho impacts.

Question: Who would you like to see become the next Idaho lieutenant governor?

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