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Labrador seeks House Republicans’ backing for leadership, calls for uniting party

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador today sent a letter to House Republicans, urging them to support his bid for Majority Leader after Eric Cantor’s defeat in the Virginia GOP primary, instead of the leading candidate, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. “Promoting, by acclamation, a member of the very Washington leadership that has failed to bridge the divide with Republicans outside Washington struck me as exactly the wrong response,” Labrador told his colleagues. “And so, I have decided to stand for Majority Leader – running not against anyone, but for everyone. The simple fact is, Republicans will never again unite the country until we first unite our Party.” You can read his full letter here.


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

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