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Labrador steps into the political spotlight, both nationally and in Idaho…

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, left, with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, right, outside the Idaho state Capitol on Friday (courtesy photo)
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, left, with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, right, outside the Idaho state Capitol on Friday (courtesy photo)

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on Raul Labrador becoming a candidate today for majority leader of the U.S. House. Meanwhile, in Idaho, Labrador is chairing the state GOP convention this weekend, where a deep split between establishment Republicans and the tea party wing has resulted in nasty rules fights; on Friday afternoon, the party’s credentials committee voted to bar the entire delegations from Ada, Bannock and Power counties – which would remove more than a sixth of the delegates from voting on the party platform and state chairman.

Some in the party are calling on Labrador to be the healer and find a way to unite the party’s two wings, though he’s closely allied with the tea party wing. The full convention, under Labrador’s leadership, could accept or reject the committee’s ruling.




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