Otter Intends to Run Again


Idaho Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter told Pocatello NBC affiliate KPVI News 6 that he "intends" to run again and that he'll make the announcement on his own time. It's the first almost-solidly affirmative response the cagey governor has given to that question.

Otter has several opponents in the GOP primary, including Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman, large animal veterinarian Rex Rammell, who is already calling himself Idaho's 33rd governor, anti-abortionist Pro-Life and comedian Pete Peterson. Former state legislator Jana Kemp is running as an independent and Lee Chaney intends to run as a Democrat, though the Idaho Democratic Party is seeking another candidate. W. Lane Startin has been running for governor in 2010 as a Democrat for years now.