Idaho - Governor

as of September 1

The Candidates

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Butch Otter

  • Republican (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: May 3, 1942
  • Residence: Star, ID

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Keith Allred

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: September 6, 1964
  • Residence: Eagle, ID

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Previous Results

    Idaho Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    C.L. Butch Otter REP 237,437 52.7%
    Jerry Brady DEM 198,845 44.1%
    Marvin Richardson CON 7,309 1.6%
    Ted Dunlap LIB 7,241 1.6%

    U.S. President: Idaho (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 403,012 61.5%
    Barack Obama DEM 236,440 36.1%
    Ralph Nader IND 7,175 1.1%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 4,747 0.7%
    Bob Barr LIB 3,658 0.6%

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Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 1, 2010

Otter Not Likely To Be Booted From Seat

Butch Otter (R), elected in 2006, is seeking a second term. Democrats point to the relatively narrow margin Otter won the governorship by four years ago and insist that bodes well for their nominee, Keith Allred, a former Harvard professor who is attempting to assemble a coalition of moderate voters from across party lines. But in his four years as governor, Otter has had more problems with conservatives in the state Legislature than with Democrats. Still, this is 2010, a year when the Democratic name -- especially in rock-ribbed Republican Idaho -- is not considered a plus.
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