The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up



Incumbent: Butch Otter (R) idaho-stamp

2002 Result: Kempthorne wins 56%-42%
2006 Result: Otter wins 53%-44%
2010 Result: Otter defeats Allred 59%-33%

Keith Allred      Web Site Facebook twitter YouTube flickr
Lee Chaney  Web Site

Butch Otter (i)
Pete Peterson
Rex Rammel
Sharon Ullman

Jana Kemp

Idaho Gubernatorial Headlines

Local Media/Blogs:
Ridenbaugh Press
43 State Blues

State Resources:
Idaho Board of Elections

Rasmussen: Otter maintains sizable advantage, 52-36% (8/31/10)
Rasmussen: Allred continues cutting into Otter’s lead, trails 53-36 (7/15/10)
Rasmussen: Otter’s lead shrinks; leads Allred 54-32 (5/11/10)
Rasmussen: Otter crushing Allred (3/31/10)
Otter’s popularity falling (Idaho Statesman, 6/25/09)

Video of gubernatorial debate (from KTVB-TV), October 13, 2010:

Part 1

Part 2

The remainder of the debate can be seen here: Part 3 and Part 4