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NYT, WSJ take notice of Idaho’s guv race

The New York Times took notice of Idaho's governor's race on its political blog today, referencing a Wall Street Journal story over the weekend headlined, "In Idaho, GOP Incumbent Sees Wide Lead Erode." That story, datelined Idaho Falls, where the WSJ reporter caught the first debate between Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger Keith Allred, reported, "Thanks in part to anti-incumbent sentiment, Democratic challenger Keith Allred has been steadily chipping away at Mr. Otter's wide lead in the polls. ... While few pundits expect Mr. Otter to lose, they say his opponent is proving surprisingly strong in a state that last elected a Democratic governor 20 years ago."



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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