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Fri., June 13, 2014, 11:19 a.m.

Labrador wants to be Majority Leader

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, pictured Wednesday in his congressional offices in Meridian, Idaho. (Associated Press)
U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, pictured Wednesday in his congressional offices in Meridian, Idaho. (Associated Press)

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.

What do you think of Labrador's chances at replacing Cantor?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.