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Wasden to announce bid for fourth term as Idaho attorney general

Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will formally announce his re-election campaign Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. outside his office on the 2nd floor of the Statehouse. Wasden was elected in 2002, defeating Democrat Keith Roark with 58 percent of the vote.

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Otter re-election pitch: ‘Ensuring Idaho is what America was meant to be’

In a new fundraising letter, Republican Gov. Butch Otter outlines his “commonsense, conservative policies” and says post-recession job growth has rebounded because state government “is not an impediment to job creation.” Otter, 71, says he is seeking a third four-year

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Otter wasn’t kidding: He’s ropin’ in dough for third term

Last Friday, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter told reporters he was preparing to seek a third term next year, including raising money. What he neglected to mention was his campaign is hosting an “Idaho Code of the West BBQ” this Saturday

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Otter: I’m ready to run, but not ready to announce

Gov. Butch Otter said Friday he is preparing to become the first governor to seek a third consecutive four-year term since Republican Gov. Bob Smylie won a third term in 1962. Otter, 70, first said he planned to run in

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