- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho’s governor officially announced his re-election campaign Wednesday.

C.L. “Butch” Otter will tour across the state with stops at businesses in Meridian, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Coeur d’Alene.

Otter filed for a third term in early March.

In a press release, he called his years in office an “honor” but said there was more he wanted to accomplish for Idaho.

Otter will face off in the primary against Republican Sen. Russ Fulcher of Meridian, as well as Walt Bayes and Harley Brown.

Democratic primary candidates are A.J. Balukoff, an accountant and the Boise School Board chairman and Terry Kerr of Idaho Falls.

Libertarian John Bujak, Independent Jill Humble and Constitution Party candidate Steve Pankey round out the race.

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