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Raul Would Miss 27 Votes To Campaign

Republican Rep. Raul Labrador told me Monday that he wants to help Mitt Romney as he appears on the most important Spanish-language media in the country Wednesday night, but won't do so if he can't get back to Capitol Hill in time for Thursday's votes. "I don't want to miss two vote series in a row," Labrador said. The House convenes Thursday at 10 a.m. for morning business and noon for legislative business. Romney's hour-long interview on Univision is at 10 p.m. Wednesday. This morning, I took a look at the House floor schedule published by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. Cantor has scheduled 27 votes for Wednesday, including the Veterans Fiduciary Reform Act, the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act, and the Border Security Information Improvement Act. Another measure would ban using public funds for party conventions and use the money for deficit reduction. Labrador said he would be OK with missing Wednesday's votes, as long as he could be back early Thursday/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

  • Factoid: Congressman Labrador already missing almost twice as many roll-call votes as the congressional average.
  • Democratic challenger Farris: Labrador missing too many votes/Dan Popkey, Statesman

Question: Should Congressman Raul Labrador miss 27 votes on Wednesday to campaign for Mitt Romney in Florida?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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