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Labrador Visits Post Falls

Congressman Raul Labrador discusses an issue with a man who attended his townhall meeting at the Post Falls Senior Center Thursday night. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

Many questions asked to Rep. Raul Labrador during a town hall meeting Wednesday night had the same answer; Republican unity is needed to change the tide on many issues. Post Falls resident George Rodkey wondered how conservatives can have their voice heard on ideas when the media as a whole is "against" them. "We need to be bold in our vision," the Republican lawmaker told a standing-room-only crowd of about 250 at the Post Falls Senior Center. "One of the problems of the Republican Party is that we continue to talk about ideas as it relates to business (and job creation). As a party, we'd better start talking to the employees, not just the business owner." Labrador, who plans to seek re-election, said just fighting efforts such as Obamacare isn't enough/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Congressman Labrador says the GOP needs to talk to employees, not just the business owner. What do you suppose the GOP would tell workers in Idaho, a state that has the lowest average wages in the United States?

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