FILE -A Sept. 9, 2008 file photo, shows the former home of billionaire J.R. Simplot in Boise, Idaho, that he donated in 2004 to be used as a governor's mansion. The hilltop mansion was a gift to Idaho from potato magnate J.R. Simplot, as a residence befitting the governor. Instead, it's become a money pit, costing more annually to maintain than the median price of an entire Boise-area home. (AP Photo/John Miller, file)

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FILE -A Sept. 9, 2008 file photo, shows the former home of billionaire J.R. Simplot in Boise, Idaho, that he donated in 2004 to be used as a governor's mansion. The hilltop mansion was a gift to Idaho from potato magnate J.R. Simplot, as a residence befitting the governor.  Instead, it's become a money pit, costing more annually to maintain than the median price of an entire Boise-area home. (AP Photo/John Miller, file)
FILE -A Sept. 9, 2008 file photo, shows the former home of billionaire J.R. Simplot in Boise, Idaho, that he donated in 2004 to be used as a governor's mansion. The hilltop mansion was a gift to Idaho from potato magnate J.R. Simplot, as a residence befitting the governor. Instead, it's become a money pit, costing more annually to maintain than the median price of an entire Boise-area home. (AP Photo/John Miller, file)
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