Hopefuls unveil plans, hit campaign trail in governor's race

GOP candidates for Idaho governor are ramping up efforts as the May 15 primary election draws closer.

BOISE - Idaho's 2018 gubernatorial election is ramping up as the May primary election inches closer.

Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador this week rolled out a six-point plan aimed at dismantling so-called political perks. If elected, Labrador said he will work to enact constitutional term limits for statewide elected officials and state lawmakers and increase penalties for officials who fail to disclose conflicts of interest.

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Another Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, has been busy traveling the state with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter defending a plan that allows insurance companies to sell cheap policies that don't include key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Meanwhile, Republican Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist's campaign has been critical of Little and Otter traveling together and recently called their latest health care plan a stunt.