Ammon Bundy for Governor

Ammon Bundy announces his run for governor before a small gathering of supporters and news media in front of the Idaho State Capitol on March 10.

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BOISE — A big flurry of candidates has filed to run for office this week, as the late-Friday filing deadline approaches, from Ammon Bundy filing to run for governor as an independent to Rep. Tammy Nichols filing to run for the state Senate to four pairs of local GOP House incumbents facing off against each other.

It’s all part of a big election year for Idaho, with every statewide office, two congressional seats and one in the U.S. Senate, and every seat in the state Legislature on the ballot. And with newly redrawn legislative districts, many candidates will be running in different districts or for open seats with no incumbent.

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Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane, who is running for Idaho Secretary of State, announces endorsements from three former Idaho governors, including Butch Otter, second from right, during a news conference in the state Capitol rotunda on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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