Politics Brad Little wins Idaho's GOP gubernatorial primary

12:11  16 may  2018
12:11  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, gubernatorial candidates Republican Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist, left, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, center, and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, participate in a debate at the studios of Idaho Public Television in Boise, Idaho. The primary election is particularly important in Idaho, a Republican stronghold where the winners of the GOP primary often goes on to sweep the November general election as well. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, gubernatorial candidates Republican Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist, left, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, center, and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, participate in a debate at the studios of Idaho Public Television in Boise, Idaho. The primary election is particularly important in Idaho, a Republican stronghold where the winners of the GOP primary often goes on to sweep the November general election as well. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Republican voters came out in full force for Lt. Gov. Brad Little in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, showing support of a candidate who has vowed to continue outgoing Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's legacy of leading the state's recent explosive growth.

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"It is incredibly humbling," Little said during his acceptance speech. "In case you didn't notice, this was a pretty hard fought campaign but it's over now, and we'll do what Republicans do in Idaho, now is time to turn our attention to November."

Little, who was the first to throw his hat in the gubernatorial seat in 2016, won the primary race against first-time political candidate Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist and four-term U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador.

The Republican is an Idaho native who has spent the past 16 years in elected office.

Otter — a three term governor who declined to run a fourth term— appointed Little the lieutenant governor seat in 2009 with the expectation he would one day become the Republican governor's successor.

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Brad Little ’s campaign had no comment today on rival Raul Labrador’s endorsement by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 Idaho gubernatorial race, but said it Cruz, who won Idaho ’ s 13-candidate 2016 GOP presidential primary with 45.4 percent of the vote to Donald Trump’s 28.1 percent, said in

Election 2018: Leaders in Idaho GOP race for governor include Republicans Brad Little , Raul Labrador, Tommy Ahlquist. In the 2014 gubernatorial primary , former state Sen. Russ Fulcher won both counties — the two largest voting districts in Idaho — besting an incumbent governor by a

Ahlquist issued a statement congratulating Little on the "hard-fought race" and thanking his campaign supporters shortly after the race was called by AP.

"I look forward to supporting him (Little) in the general election and wish him the best," Ahlquist wrote, calling the race a "life changing experience."

Come November, Little will face off against former Democratic state Rep. Paulette Jordan — who became the state's first female Democratic gubernatorial nominee.

Jordan easily defeating longtime Boise school board member A.J. Balukoff. She is joined on the Democratic ticket by lieutenant governor nominee Kristin Collum, an Army veteran who left the military after 12 years to work in the tech sector.

"I didn't win this race by Democrats alone. We won this race by everyone," Jordan told supporters celebrating at a downtown Boise bar.

However, despite anticipation that Jordan will be a formidable opponent in the general election, the winner of the Republican primary in Idaho tends to indicate who will be Idaho's next governor come January.

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Labrador then threw his support behind Cruz, who won Idaho ’ s presidential primary . Labrador’s main competition in the GOP gubernatorial primary includes Lieutenant Governor Brad Little and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist.

Butch Otter is once again the GOP nominee for Idaho governor, the. Brown and Bayes, perennial candidates who receive little support, had the opportunity to steal the show thanks to Otter. Elections 2014 Idaho Primary Results Idaho Election Idaho Primary Results 2014 Russ Fulcher.

Idaho hasn't elected a Democratic governor since 1990, and the Republican Party now controls a supermajority on all federal, state and legislative seats.

The incoming governor will take over a state experiencing tremendous growth in residents and low unemployment. However, the state is facing a deficit of skilled workers to fill key tech jobs and grappling with a troubled education system where teachers often leave due to low wages.

The new governor will also face key health care decisions now that supporters of a Medicaid expansion initiative effort claim they have collected enough signatures to get it on the November ballot. If the initiative passes with just a simple majority, the next governor will be in charge of implementing Medicaid expansion for the first time in Idaho

In the crowded 1st Congressional District race, Republican Russ Fulcher won the nomination for the seat being vacated by Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, who was running for the GOP's gubernatorial nomination in a race that was still too close to call just before midnight.

Fulcher, 56, beat six other Republicans in Tuesday's primary.

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Meanwhile, five Republicans are vying to become the state's next lieutenant governor: Idaho Falls businesswoman Janice McGeachin, former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Steve Yates, state Rep. Kelley Packer, and state Sens. Bob Nonini and Marv Hagedorn. That race was also too close to call at the end of the day Tuesday.

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