Romney Stumps for Otter


Mitt Romney joins Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Oct. 22, 2014. - OTTER4IDAHO CAMPAIGN PHOTO
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  • Mitt Romney joins Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Oct. 22, 2014.

Political debts aren't anything new—some are just a little bigger than others.

Mitt Romney was a semi-regular visitor to Idaho in his unsuccessful runs for the White House, standing alongside Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Idaho's GOP elite for the past several years. In fact, Idaho provided significant fuel to Romney's presidential campaigns, outpacing 19 other states in donations.

And on Wednesday, Romney returned to the Gem State to return the favor. Romney was in Boise to participate in Otter's Trade and Business Conference. But make no mistake: The business symposium was a poorly disguised campaign stump, with Romney telling the gathering that Otter was "the right man for the next four years."  Idaho U.S. Sen. Jim Risch was also on hand to grab a Romney endorsement and share some of Wednesday's spotlight.

Romney also campaigned for Otter in 2010, appearing with the governor in Eastern Idaho and Boise.