Boise Democrat considering a second run for Idaho governor

Boise businessman and Democrat A.J. Balukoff says he’s considering a second run for Idaho governor in 2018.

Balukoff says he hopes to make a final decision this fall.

Balukoff lost to Republican Governor Butch Otter in 2014, the first time Balukoff had run for a statewide political office.  He is a trustee on the Boise School Board, as well as an accountant and businessman who co-owns Boise’s Grove Hotel and the CenturyLink Arena.

So far, the only other Democrat filed to run for the governor’s seat is a homeless Boise man.

Meanwhile, three high-profile Republicans have filed as gubernatorial candidates, including U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist.

Of note, Ahlquist contributed to Balukoff’s campaign in 2014. (AP)

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