Idaho’s Raul Labrador, a tea party favorite, announced his intentions to replace outgoing GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a statement this morning.
“I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start getting to work for the American people,” Labrador, a sophomore lawmaker from Eagle, said in an official statement released through a spokesman.
In the statement, Labrador said he was “shocked” by Cantor’s loss in the Virginia primary Tuesday to relative unknown Dave Brat. But he said Cantor’s defeat sent a “clear” message that “Americans are looking for a change in the status quo.” More here.
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