Thursday, March 20, 2014

Labrador Joined Otter and Romney in 2010 Boise Fundraiser, But the Congressman Isn't On Today's Guest List

Posted By on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:08 AM

What's good for the candidate is good for the governor.

In a bit of political fundraising payback, former GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will be back in Boise today to stump for Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter in his re-election bid.

The two will also be flanked by Sen. Jim Risch and Rep. Mike Simpson, who are also running for re-election this year. Romney was the main attraction in Idaho Falls Wednesday night in another fundraiser for Simpson.

It will cost supporters $100 or $250 a head to get into today's Boise event at the PowerHouse event center. Tables are going for $2,500-a-pop.

In spite of his 2012 national defeat, Romney did very well in Idaho on Election Night 2012, carrying the Gem State by a 32-percent margin over President Barack Obama.

Otter was at Romney's elbow in February 2012 when Romney visited Boise prior to his Idaho success on Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

On that occasion, supporters paid $1,000-plus per plate for a chance to break bread with Romney and Otter at the Grove Hotel.

And going back to 2010, Romney campaigned for Otter's re-election bid, in a crowded campaign stop in Boise's Linen Building. At the time, Romney and Otter were joined by then-congressional hopeful Raul Labrador. But Labrador is not part of this year's campaign fundraisers featuring Romney and Otter.


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