BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has been very open about his support for Lt. Governor Brad Little, and today he makes his endorsement official. Otter and Little have served the State of Idaho together in a variety of leadership roles, successfully moving Idaho through the Great Recession to become the state with the fastest rate of personal income growth in the nation. Together they have done what Congress has failed to do – stop the Obamacare coverage monopoly with a solution to lower healthcare costs for working Idahoans.

“Brad is a true Republican, a commonsense conservative, and the one you want leading Idaho. No one knows this state better, and no one has a better understanding of the issues that matter most to residents in every corner of our state, from Porthill to Paris and Mud Lake to Murphy. Brad knows and understands water rights, rural communities, business, economic development, immigration, and education. In fact, he’s the only candidate with a real plan for continuing to improve education in Idaho,” Governor Otter said. “Brad has taken the bull by the horns on the healthcare debate and really put Idaho on the map – not accepting ‘no’ when the feds failed to repeal the outrageous experiment they call ‘affordable’ that in reality is driving healthcare costs through the roof faster than ever. Instead, Brad took our Idaho solution all the way to the White House.”

Brad Little has worked tirelessly with the Governor’s Office and the Idaho Department of Commerce to bring new businesses to Idaho and expand existing companies looking to create more and better Idaho jobs. Idaho’s unemployment rate now is at an average of 3 percent, with jobless numbers below 2 percent in some areas.

“It has been a pleasure working alongside Governor Otter. We have accomplished great things during his tenure and the state should be proud of the leadership that he has provided. We haven’t agreed on everything, but we always have the best interest of the people we serve as our top priority,” Little said. ”I learned a lot under Butch’s leadership, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue advancing the people, principles and priorities of our great state.”