Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, right, and U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador share a laugh during a press conference at the Boise Airport in 2015. Both are being mentioned as possible appointees for the Trump administration.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, right, and U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador share a laugh during a press conference at the Boise Airport in 2015. Both are being mentioned as possible appointees for the Trump administration. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, right, and U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador share a laugh during a press conference at the Boise Airport in 2015. Both are being mentioned as possible appointees for the Trump administration. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
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Interior Secretary Otter? Idaho governor mentioned in Trump transition speculation

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