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Idaho Gov. Otter endorses John Kasich for president

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks about his platform during a town hall meeting in Gulfport, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- Gov. Butch Otter has officially endorsed a fellow governor to become the next president of the United States.

On Wednesday, Gov. John Kasich said his camp received Otter's endorsement.

"There's simply no substitute for executive experience. Gov. Kasich has proven himself to be a leader who can effectively balance a budget, open the door to job creation and bring people together to find solutions," Otter said in a news release. "His record of results is unmatched by any other candidate, and it is time for Republicans to coalesce around his vision for our nation. I look forward to spreading his message of optimism and strength here in Idaho."

Kasich has received five delegates through the primaries so far.

"As a fellow sitting governor, Butch Otter knows what it takes to be an executive and make tough decisions," Kasich said. "I'm grateful for his support and confidence in our campaign as we continue to expand our ground operations in Idaho."

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