By BRYAN CLARK
Sen. Bob Nonini, the latest to enter the five-way race for the Republican lieutenant gubernatorial nomination, was in eastern Idaho on Monday to tour Idaho National Laboratory facilities and meet with local political figures and business leaders.
“I can serve with any of the three people who will become governor and give them good assistance,” the Coeur d’Alene Republican said.
Nonini said he announced a year-and-a-half ago his support for Lt. Gov. Brad Little’s gubernatorial bid, and he hasn’t changed his endorsement. But he said he would be an asset if either Rep. Raúl Labrador or Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist won the Republican nomination.
A.J. Balukoff has announced he’s seeking the Democratic nomination.
Nonini first won an Idaho House seat in 2004, winning all his reelection bids until 2012, when he successfully ran for a Senate seat. The lifelong Idaho resident has been re-elected to the Idaho Senate twice since then.