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Governor To Seek 3rd Term

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is officially running for a third term.
    
Otter made the announcement Monday when he filed his official declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State's Office.
    
Otter says he wants to continue to make Idaho the best place in America to live, work and raise a family.
    
The former congressman has been widely expected to seek re-election.
    
He faces a primary challenge from state Sen. Russ Fulcher, a conservative lawmaker from Meridian who says he disagrees with Otter's decision to establish a state-run health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
    
Running as a Democrat is Anthony Joseph "A.J." Balukoff.

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