• National Rifle Association Endorses Brad Little For Lt. Governor

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    April 25th 2014

    Contact: Andrew Mitzel
    (208) 344-8683
    andrew@bradlittleforidaho.com

    National Rifle Association Endorses Brad Little For Lt. Governor

    Boise, ID— The National Rifle Association (NRA) recently released its endorsements and grades for the 2014 election, and Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little received an “A” Rating, reaffirming his record and commitment to protecting Second Amendment liberties for all Idahoans.

    The Brad Little for Idaho Campaign was contacted by the NRA’s representative Dakota Moore, who had this to say about Lieutenant Governor Little and his commitment to the Second Amendment: “It is with great pride that the NRA endorses Lt. Governor Brad Little for his 2014 reelection bid. Lt. Governor Little has shown strong and consistent support for the Second Amendment and the interests of Idaho’s sportsmen and -women throughout his tenure in public office”

    “I am honored to have the support of the National Rifle Association in my reelection campaign,” said Lieutenant Governor Little upon receiving the NRA’s rating. “The National Rifle Association focuses on important founding liberties that Idahoans and Americans hold dear, and I and my fellow Republicans share those values. As Lieutenant Governor I will continue to protect the Second Amendment rights of all Idahoans.”

    Lieutenant Governor Little continues to serve the people of Idaho since being appointed in 2009 and elected in 2010. His campaign continues to grow in support from organizations such as the National Rifle Association, as well as business leaders, elected officials, and fellow Republicans from across Idaho.

    For more information about Brad, visit www.bradlittleforidaho.com.

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  • SUPPORT FOR BRAD LITTLE FOR IDAHO CAMPAIGN GROWS AS YEAR-END REPORTS FILED

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Andrew Mitzel
    January 28, 2014 (208) 344-8683
    andrew@bradlittleforidaho.com

    SUPPORT FOR BRAD LITTLE FOR IDAHO CAMPAIGN
    GROWS AS YEAR-END REPORTS FILED

    Boise, ID—The Brad Little for Idaho (BLFI) reelection campaign has filed its 2013 year-end finance report, raising a total of over $285,000 — $247,000 alone in the final six months of 2013. This total sets an off-year fundraising record for any campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Idaho.

    Brad Little for Idaho also has received over 1,500 contributions in 2013 from across Idaho. “We are very pleased with the numbers, but more importantly with the number of people we are getting involved across the state,” said Lieutenant Governor Brad Little. “Since kicking off the campaign in September, we have been visiting with Idahoans in nearly every county. I am especially proud of our team’s hard work in organizing the campaign.”

    “The extensive finance organization this campaign has built the past six months is impressive,” commented Tom Wilford, the campaign’s statewide finance co-chair. “I’ve attended several of our campaign’s events. I have seen firsthand the grassroots support for Brad’s reelection campaign and his work as Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor.”

    “I am humbled by the support we have received across Idaho,” said Lieutenant Governor Little. “I am committed to working to create greater economic opportunities for future generations, so our children and grandchildren will have the ability to build careers and raise their families in Idaho.”

    The following is a complete list of the Brad Little for Idaho Finance Organization:

    State Co- Chairs
    Tom Wilford
    Laurel Sayer

    Region Chairs
    Region I Duane Jacklin and Bruce Cyr
    Region II Skip Smyser
    Region III Con Paulos
    Region IV Doug Sayer

    County Chairs
    Ada County Bill Gilbert
    Adams County Kyle Kerby
    Bannock County Rob McMinn
    Bear Lake County John Tippets
    Benewah County Jack Buell
    Bingham County Mark Bair
    Blaine County Nick Purdy
    Boise County Shirley Lindstrom-Goller
    Bonner County Jack and Mary Jo Ambrosiani
    Bonneville County Jeff Ehlers and Stephanie Mickelsen
    Boundary County Darrell Kerby
    Butte County Kent Cummins
    Camas County Matt Mclam
    Canyon County Scott Gipson
    Caribou County Trent Clark
    Cassia County Heidi Cranney
    Clark County Bill Frederiksen
    Clearwater County Alex Irby
    Custer County Randy Nelson
    Elmore County Betty Ann Nettleton
    Fremont County Clen and Emma Atchley
    Gem County Marilyn Knighton
    Gooding County Helen Faulkner
    Idaho County Adam Green
    Jefferson County Jeff Siddoway
    Jerome County Charlie Howell
    Kootenai County Jim Hammond
    Latah County Paul Kimmell
    Lemhi County James A. Whittaker
    Lincoln County Crystal Naylor
    Madison County Doug Hancey
    Minidoka County Charlie Creason
    Nez Perce County Steve and Julie Rice
    Oneida County Darl Gleed
    Owyhee County Sherry Coyler
    Payette County Chad Henggeler
    Power County Moon and Anne Wheeler
    Shoshone County Dale Levigne
    Teton County Billie Jean Siddoway
    Twin Falls County Richard Stivers
    Valley County Phil Davis
    Washington County Harry and Angie Soulen

    For more information about Brad, visit www.bradlittleforidaho.com.

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  • Announcement Speech (September 18, 2013)

    Official Brad Little for Idaho Announcement Speech

    September 18, 2013

    Emmett, Idaho

    Thank you, Governor Otter. I am very grateful for your support and confidence.

    Thank you to Marilyn Knighton and all the volunteers who helped with this event!

    We have an amazing team from Bonner to Teton Counties. It’s incredibly humbling to see so many friends, neighbors, and supporters. Thank you.

    Let me introduce my family. My sons and daughters-in-law— Adam and Angela, and David and Kelsey. And our grandsons Henry, Dylan, and Jack.

    And Teresa, the love of my life.

    It’s great to be kicking off my campaign announcement tour where we raised our family and amongst those folks who shaped me into the person I am today.

    Teresa and I recently celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary.

    We are fortunate our sons— who left the state after being well-educated here in Emmett and Idaho— elected to return home and bless us with 6th generation Idaho grandchildren. Teresa’s family and my family have deep agricultural roots in Idaho, and we hope for a 7th generation of Idahoans.

    I’m passionate about Idaho’s future and, as a result, I am announcing my candidacy to run for re-election as Lieutenant Governor of Idaho.

    My personal philosophy has always been to ensure the lightest possible hand of government in the lives of citizens and businesses.

    Idaho is a model for how a conservative and fiscally responsible government allows the dynamics of the free market to create prosperity. Government should provide good roads and a quality education.

    But individual entrepreneurs and businesses— unencumbered by red tape and high taxes— create jobs.

    Idaho faces an increasingly competitive world and will undoubtedly be forced to deal with the budget crisis Washington, DC has fostered by massively overspending.

    To prepare for inevitable federal spending cuts, the only prudent action for Idaho is to grow incomes and jobs.

    With a stronger and more robust economy, the state will be better-suited to withstand any shocks resulting from federal spending reductions.

    I am confident Idaho will be ready.

    I have seen the resiliency of the people of Idaho during the most recent economic downturn.

    Governor Otter and the Idaho Legislature deserve credit. While most were losing their heads, they stepped up and did the right thing— contrary to many states and the federal government.

    In 2009, revenues were down 20%. Instead of raising taxes, like many suggested, Idaho made the tough budgetary decisions, prioritized public education, and required other agencies to be more efficient. And we balanced our budget.

    Because of our sound fiscal management, we have reduced taxes for the second straight year.

    Governor Otter will appreciate the late Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller’s definition of a good Lieutenant Governor: “You want a Lieutenant Governor like a spare tire— out of sight and out of the way— but all pumped up and ready to go!”

    I appreciate the opportunity offered by Governor Otter to allow me to be a partner in his administration: attending cabinet meetings and legislative leadership meetings; with special assignments; and especially to assist with Governor Otter’s Project 60— a bold plan to grow Idaho’s gross domestic product to $60 billion by helping existing businesses grow and by attracting new businesses to Idaho.

    This project has and will continue to raise incomes and create thousands of new, good-paying careers across Idaho.

    I have travelled all around the state as Lieutenant Governor, meeting and listening to both small and large job creators, workers from a diversity of industries, educators, farmers, and ranchers. My lifetime experience in Idaho better helps me understand our great state and her people.

    Idaho has shown itself to be ready for the future.

    Recently an immigrant entrepreneur selected Idaho as the site of the largest yogurt factory of its kind in the world— built in under a year and creating over 600 jobs. That only happens in a place like Idaho.

    But we still have work to do.

    To grow, Idaho must continue to diversify its economy in every region of the state.

    We must also continue to find markets for our products nationally and internationally. Last year, Idaho set an export record with more than $6 billion in total sales. Agriculture products are expected to break the $1 billion mark in exports this year. Idaho is producing products the world wants and needs— from semiconductors to finished wood products.

    Most importantly, to advance, Idaho must have a workforce for the 21st century.

    I vividly remember Dad admonishing me (most likely when I was not meeting his and Mom’s scholastic expectations): “Son, one thing they can never take away from you is a good education.”

    Education— beginning with parents mentoring and reading to their children, and followed by a strong and valued public education system— is essential for our future.

    A quality education is a constitutional obligation our state must fulfill.

    Jobs of the future will require advanced training, including effective and affordable higher education, and adaptive professional technical training.

    We are blessed here in Emmett to be within a few miles of the fastest growing educational institutions in America—the College of Western Idaho.

    Our economic future depends on continued growth and development of educational opportunities.

    With this year being Idaho’s sesquicentennial, I have had the opportunity to participate in celebrations across the state and reflect on our past 150 years.

    Our ancestors struggled against innumerable challenges: a difficult, but beautiful geography; a lack of energy; and a lack of access to markets.

    Where they had no roads for commerce, they built them. Where they lacked needed water for development and crops, they built the most sophisticated irrigation systems in the world. Where they lacked energy, they built hydropower dams.

    They survived and thrived with an ethos of hard work and entrepreneurialism. Past generations of Idahoans should be our example for tackling the challenges of the future.

    I am confident, as a team, we can guarantee that Idaho will be the preferred place for liberty and economic prosperity for this generation and generations to come.

    Thank you for your support— and being part of the team— propelling Idaho forward.

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  • Campaign Announcement Press Release (September 18, 2013)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Contact: Al Henderson, (208) 344-8683, al@bradlittleforidaho.com

    September 18, 2013

    Brad Little Seeks Re-Election as Lieutenant Governor of Idaho

    Emmett, ID—Brad Little announced that he will run for re-election as Lieutenant Governor of Idaho in 2014. Governor Butch Otter attended as a special guest.

    “These past 4 years, I’ve worked to facilitate growth in all regions of the state with the goal of more and better jobs,” said Little. “I’m passionate about Idaho’s future and, as a result, I am announcing my candidacy to run for re-election as Lieutenant Governor of Idaho.”

    “Brad has been a tremendous leader on economic development issues in his role as Lt. Governor, and has been a trusted partner on a number of key initiatives,” said Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. “I look forward to an opportunity for us to continue to work together to serve the citizens of Idaho.”

    Lieutenant Governor Little made his announcement speech in his hometown of Emmett, where he is kicking off an announcement tour around the state of Idaho for the final two weeks of September. “I am grateful for those who have supported my past service. We have an amazing team from Bonner to Teton Counties,” Little stated in his speech.

    Brad brings extensive business and leadership experience to his job as Lieutenant Governor. He managed Little Land and Livestock for almost thirty years, before his son took over day-to-day operations. In addition to serving, he is currently on the board of directors of a local bank as well as Performance Design Incorporated (PDI) – a small Boise-based manufacturing company which competes with manufacturers from Asia. Brad served in the Idaho Senate from 2001 to 2009, where he quickly moved into leadership when he was elected Majority Caucus Chairman in 2003, before being appointed Lieutenant Governor in January 2009.

    “I have travelled all around the state as Lieutenant Governor, meeting and listening to both large and small job creators, workers from a diversity of industries, educators, farmers and ranchers. My lifetime in Idaho and experience help me understand our great state and her people.”

    Brad has been married to his wife, Teresa, for 35 years. They have two sons and daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.

     

    For more information about Brad or his kick-off tour, visit www.bradlittleforidaho.com.

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  • Brad Little to officially announce 2014 intentions

    BRAD LITTLE TO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE 2014 INTENTIONS IN HOMETOWN WITH SPECIAL GUEST, GOVERNOR BUTCH OTTER

    Boise, ID— Serving as Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor since January 2009, Brad Little will join family, friends, and supporters in his hometown of Emmett to announce his intentions for the 2014 election year.

    Governor Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter will be special guests at this breakfast and announcement fundraiser.

    When: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

    Where: Emmett City Park, E Main St, Emmett, ID

    Time: 7:30am

    This official announcement in Emmett kicks off a two week statewide tour.
    For more information about Brad or his campaign kick-off tour, please visit

    www.bradlittleforidaho.com