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Raul Weighs Race For House Speaker

The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call reports that Idaho’s two-term GOP Rep. Raul Labrador says his party needs new leaders and he “is not ruling out a run for leadership himself.” Labrador told CQ Roll Call Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner should lose his post if he brings immigration reform to the House floor this year. “I think it should cost him his speakership,” Labrador told Roll Call’s Matt Fuller. “There is a hunger in the conference for bold, visionary leaders, and this is not just conservatives — you talk to more middle-of-the-road members of the conference, they’re kind of frustrated with the direction of this leadership, and they’re looking for ways to change that,” Labrador told Roll Call/Dan Popkey, Statesman. More here.

Question: Can you picture two-term Congressman Raul Labrador as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?

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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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