A candidate for U.S. Representative, Idaho Congressional District 1 in the 2014 Nov. 4 Idaho General Election
City: Eagle, Idaho
Occupation: Incumbent congressman
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Washington.
Work experience: Immigration attorney
Political experience: Three-term congressman. Co-founder of the “Freedom Caucus” in the House, a group of conservatives who successfully engineered the ouster of then-House Speaker John Boehner. Ran unsuccessfully for House majority leader in 2014. Served two terms in the Idaho state House.
Family: Married. Has five children.
|Raul Labrador (R)||143,528||65 %|
|Shirley Ringo (D)||77,253||35 %|
BOISE – President Barack Obama wanted to make a statement by picking Republican-dominated Idaho for his first public appearance after his State of the Union. “There’s not a liberal America or a conservative America, but a United States of America,” he told the cheering crowd Wednesday at Boise State University.
Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador has issued a statement welcoming President Obama to Boise, saying he thinks the president “could benefit from listening to Idahoans.” Here’s his full statement: “I welcome President Obama to our great state today. I wish him well as he speaks…
When the U.S. House voted 219-197 late last week to disapprove of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador didn’t vote “yes.” He didn’t vote “no” either. Instead, Labrador voted “present,” mystifying the folks back home. A request for comment to…
BOISE – The state of Idaho on Wednesday removed a link to a campaign donation page for GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, saying it was on the state website mistakenly, in place of a link to Labrador’s official congressional website. Daily Kos, a liberal political website, noted the link in an article Wednesday morning, suggesting the state was improperly using its website to drum up donations for Labrador. Less than an hour after Gov. Butch Otter’s office was alerted to the issue by a Spokesman-Review reporter, the link had been changed.
An article on the website Daily Kos today charges that Idaho’s official state website is being improperly used to drum up donations to GOP Rep. Raul Labrador. The article notes that a list of links to news for various government officials, including Idaho’s congressional delegation,…
State lawmakers are growing concerned about the broadband network that serves high schools across the state, after a judge Nov. 10 voided a $60 million contract for the Idaho Education Network, ruling it was issued illegally. “At the end of the day, this is an important thing,” said House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley. “We need to get a new contract as quickly as possible and keep the service up and going during the school year. You have school districts that are dependent on this service, they’re in the middle of a term, and … the less disruption the better here, on our way to a new contract that addresses the issues that have been raised.”
Labrador suggests GOP should cut off all hearings on appointments in response to president’s immigration action
Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, in an interview airing now on NPR, says he thinks the president’s planned executive action on immigration is illegal, and while shying away from talk of impeachment, had these suggestions on how congressional Republicans might respond: “Well one of the…
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s bill to transfer 31 acres in the Riggins area from federal to Idaho County ownership for a shooting range passed the House late Tuesday on a voice vote. To become law, it still needs Senate passage and the president’s signature; click…
Labrador calls for ban on commercial travel from West Africa, Ringo says that’s ‘bordering on panic’
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is calling for a ban on commercial travel from West Africa, a call his Democratic challenger, state Rep. Shirley Ringo, criticized as “bordering on panic.” S-R reporter Jim Camden writes that Labrador, in his weekly newsletter late last week, said, “Halting…
A combative Rep. Raul Labrador has interjected repeatedly in tonight’s KTVB debate to give his view of Democratic challenger Shirley Ringo’s positions. He said she supports a single-payer system for health care, like those in Canada or Europe. She said she doesn’t. He said it…