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Otter thanks supporters, says Balukoff ran a ‘solid race’ that brought up important issues

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued a statement thanking his supporters for his re-election to a third term, and saying he's "thrilled" with the outcome of the election, both in Idaho and across the nation. "I firmly believe that Idahoans have elected the entire slate of Republican officials here in Idaho because our message of limited government, personal responsibility and conservative values resonates with the majority of the electorate," he said. "I'd like to send my regards to my opponent, A.J. Balukoff, for running a solid race that allowed us to discuss a variety of issues that are important to all Idahoans in a public forum.” Click below for Otter's full statement.

Otter statement:

"November 4 was an overwhelming mandate for Republican ideas and conservative values across the nation - including right here in Idaho. I am thrilled with the outcome of the general election and I firmly believe that Idahoans have elected the entire slate of Republican officials here in Idaho because our message of limited government, personal responsibility and conservative values resonates with the majority of the electorate. I'd like to send my regards to my opponent, A.J. Balukoff, for running a solid race that allowed us to discuss a variety of issues that are important to all Idahoans in a public forum.”

“Along with those currently serving who were re-elected, I'd also like to congratulate our two new constitutional officers -- Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Sherri Ybarra and Secretary of State-elect Lawerence Denney -- and let them know that I am committed to doing whatever I can to help them be successful in their new roles. But as new leaders enter our fold, I must also express appreciation to outgoing Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and outgoing Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna for their many years of dedicated services -- Miss Lori and I send our best wishes to both of them, along with Penny [Ysursa] and Cindy [Luna], in their future endeavors."



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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