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PAC backing Rand Paul allies says it’ll support Labrador

A new political action committee dedicated to supporting allies of Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky announced today that it will support Raul Labrador in the race for Idaho governor in 2018, the AP reports. The Protect Freedom PAC, headed by GOP operative Michael Biundo, a former campaign manager for Rick Santorum in 2012 and later a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, announced that it’ll support Labrador and a Maine candidate for the U.S. Senate, state Sen. Eric Brakey, with other announcements to follow.

"Eric Brakey in Maine and Raul Labrador in Idaho are two perfect examples of the liberty-minded conservatives we need fighting for the values we hold dear," said Biundo, of Manchester, N.H., in a statement. The PAC has $1 million it plans to spend on campaign efforts, according to the Associated Press.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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