On the most prominent social and fiscal issues, Labrador and Vaughn are solidly in the same conservative camp. ... Picking an effective carrier of the party’s standard will require Republican voters to look beyond the issues. Endorsements are sometimes helpful, and Ward claims the most prominent names – former Govs. Dirk Kempthorne and Phil Batt and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, for example. Nevertheless, give Labrador the edge for hands-on lawmaking experience. Ward has worked as an aide on Capitol Hill, but Labrador is a legislator and has proved himself in that capacity. Meanwhile, several disconcerting disclosures that have emerged from Ward’s campaign tilt the scales in Labrador’s favor/Spokesman Review Editorial Board. More here.
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