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Otter says he’ll run for re-election in 2010

BOISE — Gov. Butch Otter says he’ll run again for Idaho governor in 2010.

The Republican told KPVI-TV that “I fully intend to run again” — before adding he’s waiting for the appropriate time to make an official announcement.

Otter beat Jerry Brady, a Democrat, in 2006 to win the post as Idaho chief executive.

He’s been raising money for a renewed run but until this week hadn’t confirmed he would seek re-election.

Otter ended the first six months of 2009 with $117,800 in campaign cash on hand.

Others running for governor in the 2010 primary on the GOP ticket include anti-abortion activist Pro-Life, Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman and former elk rancher Rex Rammell.

Jana Kemp, a former Boise GOP lawmaker, is running as an independent.


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