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      Otter has more than $700K to run against Fulcher

      BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said he has more than $700,000 in cash to wage a campaign against his Republican primary challenger, state Sen. Russ Fulcher.

      Otter filed his latest campaign report Tuesday, outlining his 2013 fundraising when he brought in $901,000, largely from business groups.

      Fulcher hasn't filed his report.

      Meanwhile, Otter hasn't formally announced he's running for a third term.

      Among Otter's biggest supporters were trucking lobbyists, cigarette-maker Altria, retailer Wal-Mart and wealthy Emmett rancher Harry Bettis, who gave $7,500.

      The J.R. Simplot Co., owned by family of Otter's ex-wife, Gay, gave $10,000.

      Direct-marketing company Melaleuca and its owner, GOP booster Frank VanderSloot, also gave $10,000.

      Among Otter's biggest expenditures was more than $16,000 to Arena Communications, a Utah company that helps do mailing and other services for Republican politicians.

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