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Labrador, Minnick comment on results

Outgoing Congressman Walt Minnick issued a statement early this morning, saying, “It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early this morning I placed a call to Raul and wished him every success as Idaho’s next Congressman. I, in particular, hope he can be successful in working with the Administration and his colleagues of both parties in the exceedingly important task ahead of putting our country back to work and of balancing our nation’s budget.”

Meanwhile, the victorious Labrador issued a statement saying, “Everywhere I campaigned throughout the district people wanted someone to bring sanity back to Washington DC.  Whether it was a coffee shop in Nampa or a small business in Coeur d’Alene the message was the same; our government is out of control. I have always put the voters of Idaho first and I’m humbled by the support we received.  They have placed their trust in me.  I will hit the ground running in Washington to restore their faith in Congress and start working to create jobs.”

You can read Labrador’s full statement here, and click below to read Minnick’s full statement.


Statement from Walt Minnick

“It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early this morning I placed a call to Raul and wished him every success as Idaho’s next Congressman. I, in particular, hope he can be successful in working with the Administration and his colleagues of both parties in the exceedingly important task ahead of putting our country back to work and of balancing our nation’s budget.

“My wife, A.K, and I would like to thank our campaign staff for their extraordinarily hard work and dedication. We also thank my congressional staff for all they have done to support me and the service they have rendered to the people of Idaho and the nation. And, we both are exceedingly grateful to all of our supporters for their financial assistance and for their generous donations of time and energy to my re-election campaign.

“Finally, I thank the people of Idaho for giving me the high honor of serving you in Congress for the past two years.”


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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