The Idaho Republican primary for governor is the second contest where former President Trump has endorsed against the incumbent, backing Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin in her challenge to Gov. Brad Little.

However, unlike other contests where Trump has sided against sitting a governor — such as Brian Kemp in Georgia because the former president faults him for not overturning the presidential election results in the state — it’s hard to find something offensive that Little has done to merit Trump’s ire. Instead, insiders in the state believe that McGeachin made overtures to the right people in Trumpworld and Mar-a-Lago to extract an endorsement. But Trump’s endorsement is no longer the Midas touch, and it’s Little who still appears to have the advantage in the May 17 primary. In addition to McGeachin, who’s the most prominent challenger, there are five other candidates who will be on the ballot.

Republican sources in the state say that Little’s numbers have remained strong among the GOP base, and he’s governed as a pro-Trump conservative, making the former president’s endorsement of McGeachin all

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