Every once in a while, the devolving chain of command in Idaho state government gets put through its motions. With the governor and lieutenant governor both out of state this week, this is one of those times.
Speculation is focused on whether Russ Fulcher, the former state senator, will stay in the race or possibly run for a another office. On Tuesday, he said he was trying to “broker some form of cooperation” with the other candidates.
Candidates have been waiting for Raúl Labrador to officially announce his run for governor. Now that he has, the first of several potential successors is announcing his bid for Labrador’s House seat Thursday.