Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, Idaho’s chief executive since 2007, is retiring at the end of his third term. Lt. Gov. Brad Little, U.S. Rep Raul Labrador and real estate developer/physician Tommy Ahlquist emerged as the primary challengers for the nomination. State Rep. Paulette Jordan and A.J. Balukoff put their names in on the Democratic side.
Idaho has 2 Republican representatives. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election.
Races to watch
District 1, Republican primary: Seven Republicans put in their names to run to replace U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, including former lieutenant governor Gov. David Leroy and real estate broker Russ Fulcher.
Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the announcement Friday at the White House amid widespread criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the migrants, most of them Haitians, at the U.S.-Mexico border.