Is Little planning a two-week tour to run for ‘Lite Guv’?

dpopkey@idahostatesman.comSeptember 17, 2013 

What's Little planning?

If GOP Lt. Gov. Brad Little is simply seeking to retain his part-time $35,100 job, he’ll be taunted for overkill. Little begins a statewide jaunt Wednesday with a 7:30 a.m. pancake breakfast and announcement at City Park in Emmett, his hometown.

Gov. Otter a ‘special guest’

Little, 59, has said he expects Butch Otter to run again and Otter, 71, has spent two years insisting he wants a third term.

Why the fanfare?

Little, considered a lock for re-election, is the first No. 2 to publish a weekly public schedule and has been doggedly raising his profile. He’s said he is prepared to run for the top spot — if Otter retires.

What about Raul?

For more than a year, GOP Congressman Labrador eyed the race. But in August he announced he’ll seek re-election to the House. If conspiracy theorists are correct, Little’s 19-city tour will be a pitch to be governor and proof that Otter and Little planned the old switcheroo from the start, blocking out Labrador to clear a path for Little.

Find out tomorrow:

Check out the Statesman following Little's announcement Wednesday morning to see what he's planning.

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