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Tue., Jan. 15, 2013, 9:19 a.m.

Labrador Trying To Mend Fences

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) is refusing to discuss why he didn’t vote for John Boehner for Speaker and believes his silence will help mend fences with the Ohio Republican. Labrador, who is hoping to work with House Republican leaders on immigration reform, raised a few eyebrows when he abstained from voting on Jan. 3. The second-term lawmaker told The Hill he’s “not talking to the press” on his rationale behind not voting. He was among 12 House Republicans who didn’t back Boehner. But he said he’d been in touch with some House leadership officials since then about immigration reform, praised them for their views on the issue, and said he wants to work closely with them to pass legislation/Cameron Joseph, The Hill. More here.

Question: Has Labrador gotten too big for sophomore congressional britches?

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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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