She is the only woman in the field currently and several political observers believe that can be an advantage for her. Officials cite the example of the current State School Superintendent Sherry Ybara's election as the model for Perry.
If you're a political insider in Idaho, you weren't surprised that Congressman Raul Labrador decided he was coming home. The 1st District Congressman had a seat for life if he wanted. However, his family and Idaho have always come first.