TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) "If you're fortunate to get this job, you're going to represent the entire state; you need to know what's important,” said Lieutenant Governor Brad Little.
Lieutenant Governor Brad Little stopped by KMVT as he makes his way east to Pocatello where the Republican GOP Convention is being held at Idaho State’s Holt Arena.
When asked about the cut throat campaign ads during the primary elections he said that they didn't start that way.
"We were out making our case, what our platform was, what our issues were and then we had to unfortunately get defensive in the latter part of the campaign," Little said.
Since securing the republican nomination for governor, Brad Little has been focused on meeting with fellow Republican GOP's at the convention in Pocatello.
"Primary was the middle of May, we're now in the latter part of June, and now is the time for the people who've been working out in the trenches to get together and they'll have their resolutions, they'll have their platform, they'll have their rules,” Little said. “They'll get together and we'll talk about the fundamental tenants of the Republican Party, how they're important and how we're going to win in November."
The convention aims to unite the Republican Party, while simultaneously urging citizens to get to the polls.
"People need to participate,” Little said. “They need to know what the issues are, they need to know who the candidates are. They have to decide for themselves where we are today and where we are going tomorrow. What candidate best does that. They need to know where the candidates stand and how they best represent their values. That's what campaigns are all about."
The voters heading to the polls are not a demographic that has been a staple in the past, rather a group of people who are new to Idaho, but Lt. Gov. Little knows why they’re moving to Idaho in the first place.
"In the data we get back, a lot of the people that are moving to Idaho primarily from the West Coast are moving here because they want to have that opportunity, that lighter hand of government in their lives," Little said.