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Otter PAC logo looks nothing like rat

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said it was First Lady Lori Otter who brought him a graphic artist’s rendition of a cartoon otter logo for the couple’s new PAC, a symbol he’s never used before in any of his 25 campaigns, 24 of which he won. “It is so cute,” Otter said. “Where’s that been 25 elections ago? I might have won the one that I lost. I could have been 25 instead of 24-and-1.” Otter said when he was first running for governor in 1978, a Canyon County supporter, Pete Hackworth, a newspaperman who later worked for Sen. Steve Symms, advised against making his namesake animal into a campaign logo. “He said, ‘Don’t use the otter as your deal, because it looks like a rat,’” Otter recalled/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

DFO: It doesn't look like a rat to me. Thoughts?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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