Gov. Otter hospitalized after second back surgery


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Gov. C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter

BOISE — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is hospitalized because of an infection after undergoing a second back surgery Friday.

Otter is “alert and resting comfortably,” according to a news release from the governor’s office.

He has been getting surgeries for a ruptured or bulging disc.

An acting governor is not needed while Otter is hospitalized since he’s in contact with his staff and being informed of issues, the Idaho Statesman reports.

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