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WashPost: Labrador latest insurgent to buck establishment, then consider joining it

Idaho 1st Congressional District GOP nominee Raul Labrador, left, jokes with state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna at a GOP unity rally on Wednesday; at center is Labrador's wife Becca; at bottom right, unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial candidate Sharon Ullman; top right, Labrador's rival in the 1st Congressional District GOP primary, Vaughn Ward. (Betsy Russell)
Idaho 1st Congressional District GOP nominee Raul Labrador, left, jokes with state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna at a GOP unity rally on Wednesday; at center is Labrador's wife Becca; at bottom right, unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial candidate Sharon Ullman; top right, Labrador's rival in the 1st Congressional District GOP primary, Vaughn Ward. (Betsy Russell)

The Washington Post, in its "The Fix" political column today, calls Idaho 1st Congressional District GOP nominee Raul Labrador "the latest insurgent candidate to beat back the establishment and then be faced with joining forces with it," and reports that Labrador is "going with wholesale changes to his staff and is looking at bringing in more established political team, including possibly some consultants favored by Washington." It also notes Labrador's endorsement yesterday by Mitt Romney - who yesterday endorsed Idaho's entire top GOP slate, including Gov. Butch Otter, Sen. Mike Crapo, Rep. Mike Simpson and Labrador - and says that in an interview, Labrador told The Fix that his politics are similar to those of former Idaho Rep. Bill Sali, but his approach is different.




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