Lt. Gov. Brad Little files official candidacy for governor

Posted at 1:47 PM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 18:27:47-05

Lt. Gov. Brad Little, R-Idaho, filed his official candidacy for governor Wednesday with the Secretary of State's office. 

Supporters, including former Idaho Governor Phil Batt, marched behind Little into the Statehouse. 

The deadline for all candidates to file for the May 15 primary election is March 9. 

"I'm very happy with what's taking place in Idaho right now," Little said. "We've got a lot of work to do. We've got a lot of improvements to make in education, in better jobs, but the table is set for great progress going forward, and I'm really excited about it."

Little faces U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist in the May 15 GOP primary election. 

Ahlquist, who filed his official candidacy Tuesday, released this statement: 

"I look forward to continuing to work hard traveling all over this great state sharing with Idaho voters our conservative blueprint to build an even better Idaho. Idahoans are tired of the same old same old professional politicians and are ready for a conservative businessman like me who will bring a fresh approach, new ideas and real world leadership as their next Governor.”—, Dr.Tommy Ahlquist