In a highly anticipated Wednesday, Sept. 18, announcement, Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little will declare his political intentions in front of a hometown gathering in Emmett. While there has been some speculation that Little might run for Governor sooner than later, it's important to note that Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter has already announced that he would be at Little's side for Wednesday morning's announcement. On more than one occasion, Otter has already indicated that he would be running for reelection in 2014.
Little, owner and operator of a family cattle ranch In Payette County, is also the former chairman of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the most powerful lobbying force at the Idaho Statehouse, and his also former president of the Idaho Woolgrower's Association. Little also served as vice chairman of the Idaho Community Foundation.
In 2001, Little was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Idaho Senate and was elected to represent District 11 on five occasions, ultimately becoming the Majority Caucus Chairman. In 2009, Little was sworn in as the state's Lieutenant Governor after Otter picked Little to replace outgoing Lt. Governor Jim Risch who went on to the U.S. Senate.
Following Wednesday's Emmett announcement, Little said he would travel the state for the next two weeks promoting his candidacy. Exactly what he'll be a candidate for remains to be seen.