By Cameron Rasmusson
The 2018 gubernatorial election is already shaping up with Lt. Gov. Brad Little filing his candidacy paperwork this week.
As Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s second-in-command, Little is a former Idaho state senator and a mainstay in Boise politics. Long thought by Idaho political commentators to be the presumptive heir apparent to Otter’s administration, Little’s candidacy is hardly surprising, especially considering Otter has stated he will not seek another term as governor.
More curious is who will compete with Little for the top executive office in Boise. Conservative favorite Russ Fulcher, who vied with Otter in the 2014 gubernatorial election, has been mentioned as a possibility, as has U.S. Senator Raul Labrador.
While we have you ...
... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.
You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal