Labrador laughs frequently, almost as a nervous tic. Ward pounds tables and lecterns. On issues, they are conservatives who differ ever so slightly, though Labrador backers doubt Ward’s sincerity because his most important ally is former Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, who raised taxes in 2003. In a Tea Party Boise survey, they differ on eight of 64 questions. Four differences are major: Labrador would return to the gold standard and quit the United Nations; Ward wouldn’t. Ward would cut the number of federal employees by 25 percent, except the military and homeland security; Labrador answered “not sure.” Ward wants term limits; Labrador opposes them/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.
DFO: Raul Labrador will drop by HBO Central between 1:30-2 p.m. Tuesday for a brief online chat.
Question: What do you see as the biggest difference between these two men, in helping you decide which way to vote?
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