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Allred has filed

Keith Allred has filed his initial paperwork to explore a run for governor as a Democrat, taking on GOP Gov. Butch Otter. Former state Rep. Margaret Henbest is his campaign treasurer. “In working with him in the Legislature with the Common Interest, I have great…


Allred looking at governor’s race

Keith Allred, founder of the non-partisan The Common Interest citizen group in Idaho and a Harvard professor and mediator, is expected to file initial paperwork today to begin exploring a run for governor of Idaho as a Democrat. “He is not a candidate because he…


Labrador seeking seat in Congress

State Rep. Raul Labrador entered the GOP primary contest for a chance to challenge Idaho’s Democratic 1st District Congressman Walt Minnick on Monday, even as a fellow Republican lawmaker urged him to abandon his run. Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, a backer of GOP rival Vaughn Ward, immediately criticized Labrador’s work as an immigration attorney and labeled him “pro-illegal immigrant.”


Labrador fires back at Jorgenson

Rep. Raul Labrador fired back at Sen. Mike Jorgenson’s criticisms of him on immigration, saying he’s working with Rep. Phil Hart on an immigration bill now that “would actually penalize employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens,” among other provisions. Jorgenson criticized Labrador for voting against…


‘We welcome Raul to the race’

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today’s developments in the 1st District congressional race, in which Rep. Raul Labrador formally entered the GOP primary race while Sen. Mike Jorgenson called on him to withdraw. Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, backs GOP rival Vaughn…


Labrador enters Idaho’s 1st CD race

State Rep. Raul Labrador entered the GOP primary contest for a chance to challenge Idaho’s Democratic 1st District Congressman Walt Minnick today, even as a fellow Republican lawmaker urged him to abandon his run.


Rep. Clark: ‘A strong conservative’

As the candidates in the GOP primary race for the 1st CD continue to try to out-conservative each other, Rep. Raul Labrador’s campaign has put out a statement from “Conservative Representative Jim Clark,” a Hayden Lake Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, backing…


Lawmakers, activist back Labrador

Among those posing for pictures with Raul Labrador after his 1st CD announcement this morning were several other lawmakers who are supporting him: Sens. Russ Fulcher and Shirley McKague, both Meridian Republicans; and Rep. Cliff Bayer, R-Boise. “I’m supporting my House colleague. I think he…


GOP lawmakers clash on immigration

Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, put out a press release this morning calling on Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, to withdraw from the 1st District congressional race, just as the GOP candidate was formally announcing his candidacy. “Raul Labrador is an immigration attorney and admits to…


Labrador announces for 1st CD

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, formally announced his candidacy for the 1st District congressional seat this morning, to a loudly cheering crowd in the rather cramped third-floor lobby of the Capitol Annex. Labrador, a second-term state representative who was an outspoken opponent last session of Gov….




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