Idaho’s governor’s race has all the makings of a national spectacle and has Republican Party officials in Idaho sitting on pins and needles.

"I say this is a primary like no other," Idaho Republican Party chairman Tom Luna told the Idaho Capital Sun. "When I go to my national Republican meetings, the party chairs always have the opportunity to stand up and talk a little bit about their state, and every state has a story. But when I get up there and say I’ve got my sitting lieutenant governor running against my sitting governor they’re like, ‘OK, you win.’"

In Idaho, the governor and lieutenant governor don’t run for office as part of a joint ticket the way a U.S. president and vice president would. 

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Gov. Brad Little

Janice McGeachin, Jan. 15

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, at the Blaine County Republican Lincoln Day candidate forum in Hailey on Jan. 15. McGeachin is one of several candidates running for the Republican nomination for governor.