We offer sincere congratulations to Lt. Governor Brad Little on his primary election win this week.
Mr. Little overcame substantial obstacles to secure his victory. He faced a certain fatigue among Republican voters since he was an integral part of the Otter Administration. It was common knowledge among political operatives in Idaho that he was behind in the race for Governor for much of the past year.
Yet Little doggedly pursued his dream of leading Idaho. He personally campaigned as hard as any candidate on the ballot this year. That suggests he will bring vigor to the Governor’s office.
But first he will have to overcome a concerted effort by national Democrats this fall.
Paulette Jordan fits the mold of chic identity politics better than just about anyone else running in the country. She is a young feminist, she is an attractive female, and she is of Native American descent. National Democrats will be more than willing to pour massive dollars into her campaign – which is not so much about their belief that Jordan will win, as it is a chance to burnish their own credentials and bring offerings to the altar of progressivism.
Ms. Jordan has already been embraced by Planned Parenthood – which is only right, given her perfect anti-Life record in the Idaho Legislature. For a while, she served on the House State Affairs Committee, so we have considerable experience with her on abortion and related life issues. She was always pleasantly hostile.
But there will be plenty of time to deal with the general election.