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Eye On Boise

Otter: ‘Lead nation out of recession’

Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter talk with supporters at the GOP primary election night gathering in Boise. (Betsy Russell)
Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter talk with supporters at the GOP primary election night gathering in Boise. (Betsy Russell)

Gov. Butch Otter was very much in evidence throughout the evening at the GOP election night gathering tonight, as both he and First Lady Lori Otter celebrated with supporters, posed for pictures and more. When he took the podium to accept his party's nomination, he acknowledged "some tough calls" during his term. "Miss Lori and I and our family are grateful once again for your vote of confidence," Otter said. "We do know that we've got a lot of work to go forward, but I want to tell you that this party has stood tall in the past four sessions of the Legislature ... to provide the leadership to this state. ... Because of the heavy lifting that we've had to do, and we did it alone, the state Legislature and myself have set this state on a course so that when we come out of this recession, Idaho is going to lead us out of this recession, we're going to lead this nation out of the recession."



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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