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Idaho Primary: Voters Heading To The Polls In The Gem State

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This Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 shows the Idaho statehouse in Boise, Idaho. State lawmakers are finally scheduled to return to their official government home Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 in the Capitol building after 2 1/2 years and about $120 million in renovations and expansion work. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Idaho's two-term incumbent Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter faces challenges Tuesday in the state's GOP primary election.

State Sen. Russ Fulcher is largely seen as Otter's greatest competitor, but there are two others vying for the GOP nomination for governor: Bible expert Walt Bayes and Harley-Davidson enthusiast Harley Brown.

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) also faces a challenge Tuesday from attorney Bryan Smith, who's been backed by tea party groups.

For more information on primaries around the nation, read this piece from HuffPost's Amanda Terkel and Samantha Lachman, and see more from the AP.

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