Idaho Democratic Chairman Larry Grant told Boise State Radio last week that the party's 2010 gubernatorial nominee, Keith Allred, is considering running in 2014.
GOP Gov. Butch Otter, who defeated Allred by a 26-percentage-point margin, twice said last week that he will run in 2014. Otter, whose campaign owes him $206,000, is holding a $500-a-plate fundraiser Jan. 7.
Otter's unusually early announcement prompted Grant to tell reporter Scott Ki that Democrats are getting ready. “There’s been talks with Keith Allred," Grant said. "He’s already expressed an interest in maybe running again. I’ve talked to at least two other folks that are considering it, but they’re not at a point where they want their name out there yet.”
Allred, however, is following a more conventional timetable than Otter, deferring talk of a rematch.
"It’s too early for me to think seriously about the 2014 election," Allred told me in an email.
Allred's campaign owes him $125,000.
Allred, formerly a professor at Columbia and Harvard, operates Allred Solutions, a training, consulting, and mediation practice. He also teaches in Boise State University's executive MBA program.
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