Eagle lawyer Troupis to run for Idaho attorney general

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Eagle lawyer C.T. "Chris" Troupis has announced his candidacy for Idaho attorney general.

In the announcement Wednesday at the Statehouse, he says he believes the time is right for voters to have a meaningful choice in this year's election. He plans to tap anti-incumbent and tea party sentiment in his campaign.

His candidacy sets up a primary challenge with Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. Wasden is seeking re-election to a fourth four-year term. He ran unopposed when he won his third term in 2010.

Troupis represented the Idaho Republican Party in its successful lawsuit against the state to close the GOP primary.

He says Wasden hasn't done enough to defend the state's natural resources from what Troupis calls a "voracious federal government."