Idaho Senate GOP Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher said he filed paperwork Saturday to begin fundraising and explore a primary challenge to Gov. Butch Otter, according to the Idaho Statesman.
Fulcher cited Otter’s decision to build a state-run health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act as evidence that the governor isn’t fit to lead the state.
“By the next election, Governor Otter will have already served two terms in office, and I am concerned that he has lost touch with the will of the people of Idaho,” Fulcher said in a written statement to the Statesman. “His regrettable decision to voluntarily thrust Idaho into Obamacare exemplifies this.”