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Governor, State of Idaho

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CandidateVotesPct
C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) 266,992 59.18%
Keith Allred (D) 147,863 32.77%
Jana M. Kemp (I) 26,601 5.90%
Ted Dunlap (L) 5,864 1.30%
Pro-Life (I) 3,841 0.85%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.


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Allred stays focused on citizens’ interests

Keith Allred, left, talks with 1st District Rep. Walt Minnick during a picnic for Canyon County Democrats July 10 in Nampa, Idaho. BOISE – Before Keith Allred ran for governor of Idaho, the former Harvard University professor was becoming an increasingly common sight in Idaho’s…


Allred: ‘Common Interest’ group not done

Though unsuccessful Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred says he’ll be focusing on business consulting work for the next two to three years, Allred says the “Common Interest” citizen lobbying group he formed isn’t done, and he still hopes to expand it nationwide. You can read…


Face Time: Allred staying focused on citizens’ interests

BOISE – Before Keith Allred ran for governor of Idaho, the former Harvard University professor was becoming an increasingly common sight in Idaho’s state Capitol, where he spent five years lobbying for what he called “the common interest” on behalf of his nonpartisan citizens group. Allred brought together people of all political stripes from throughout the state into a group that collectively studied and debated issues, and where they reached broad consensus, he lobbied for those positions in the state Legislature, with some notable successes.


Land Board’s PR agent well known among GOP

BOISE – Idaho’s state Land Board has paid more than a quarter-million dollars since 2007 to one of the state’s top Republican operatives for a public relations campaign, but officials say the state’s getting a great deal. “We’re very happy with the results so far,” said Lands Department Director George Bacon.


Land Board convenes in state Capitol

The state Land Board has convened in the Idaho Capitol Auditorium this morning, with agenda items including addressing the issue of the “split estate” - the situation in which the state owns lakefront cabin sites, but private owners own the cabins they build and use…


Tax commission chief under conflict cloud

BOISE – Idaho Tax Commission employees say commission Chairman Royce Chigbrow intervened on behalf of his son’s accounting firm over objections from agency workers, according to e-mails and other documents obtained by the Associated Press. The heavily redacted documents were among those collected by the Idaho attorney general’s office while representing the Tax Commission in a pending lawsuit that alleges commissioners have given politically connected taxpayers secret sweetheart deals for years.


Idaho panel suspends wolf management

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday endorsed a decision by Gov. Butch Otter to halt state management of wolves.


Wolf talks at impasse, Schweitzer says

BILLINGS – Montana’s governor said negotiations to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list have hit an impasse after Wyoming and Idaho refused to go along with an Interior Department proposal.


State, federal leaders continue wolf talks

BILLINGS – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and governors from three Northern Rockies states resumed negotiations Thursday to remove the region’s wolves from the endangered list, but reached no conclusions. Western lawmakers are pushing bills in Congress that would declare the region’s 1,700 wolves recovered and no longer in need of federal protections.


Salazar, states discuss wolf management

After years of legal wrangling over wolf management, the Obama administration and the governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming on Monday discussed crafting an end-game – including whether Congress should pull the plug on the debate by declaring the animals’ numbers have fully recovered in the Northern Rockies. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who met with the governors for two hours in Denver, said the group focused on finding “a path forward.”


Otter ‘open to discussion’ on wolves if it’ll lead to hunting season

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is en route back from a two-hour meeting this morning in Denver with the governors of Montana and Wyoming and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, which Otter attended at Salazar’s invitation. Otter in October pulled his state out of participating in…


Governors meet with Salazar on wolf management

After years of legal wrangling over wolf management, the Obama administration and the governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming on Monday discussed crafting an end-game - including whether Congress should pull the plug on the debate by declaring the animals’ numbers have fully recovered in the Northern Rockies.


Marty: Clueless About Valley Cleanup

To hear Idaho Gov. C. L. (Butch) Otter tell it, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should stop short of cleaning up a century’s worth of mining contamination in the Silver Valley. Apparently, the Superfund label and the cleanup efforts are hurting the valley’s image. “I…


Idaho roads need $543 million more

BOISE – Idaho needs to spend $543 million more a year on its roads, Gov. Butch Otter’s transportation task force decided Tuesday, and the top ways it should raise the money are through raising gas taxes, car registration and trucking fees, and taxing car rentals.


Allred amending campaign disclosure

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred is amending his campaign’s disclosures to include an in-kind contribution worth $3,000 to $4,000 for work done by the Boise-based business consulting firm he joined this week as…


Allred Merges Firm w/HB Ventures

Today HB Ventures and Allred Solutions announced their merger. The new entity will operate under the HB Ventures name. Keith Allred, the founder and Principal of Allred Solutions, will be a Partner in the new firm and will lead its strategy and organizational development activities….


Otter faults CdA basin cleanup plan

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has sent a letter criticizing the federal government’s proposal for the next phase of cleanup in Idaho’s Silver Valley region. Otter sent a letter Monday to the Environmental…


Sis: We’d Rather Go Down Swinging

Democrats running against the Democratic party is a shortsighted losing strategy which enables the destruction of the Democratic brand in Idaho leaving us little to work with in the next cycle. … When all the Democratic candidates do it, as all three top tier candidates…


Otter Slams EPA’s Upper Basin Plan

Item: Otter letter critical of EPA: Governor says upper basin plan can’t go forward/Coeur d’Alene PressMore Info: In a letter on Monday, Gov. Butch Otter criticized the EPA’s proposed Record of Decision amendment for the Upper Basin, and said a successful cleanup in the Silver…


Idaho panel predicts shortfall as budget lacks stimulus, reserves

BOISE – State lawmakers got a grim glimpse of the decision-making that awaits them when they convene in January, as the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee gathered Monday to go over figures suggesting it could face a shortfall in the hundreds of millions. It’s not that state tax revenues are falling farther behind – in fact, they’re running ahead of projections. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee learned Monday that October’s state tax revenues came in $8.8 million ahead of projections, for a year-to-date surplus of $22.8 million.