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  • TUESDAY, AUG. 20, 2013

    Idaho Democrat Shirley Ringo to run for U.S. House

    Longtime Idaho state Rep. Shirley Ringo, a Democrat from Moscow, announced Monday that she’ll try to unseat second-term GOP Rep. Raul Labrador in 2014. Labrador, a high-profile tea party favorite, …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2013

    Eye on Boise: Incumbency not an election guarantee

    BOISE – Political scientist Eric Ostermeier of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs has dug up some interesting numbers in light of 1st District U.S. Rep. Raul …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013

    Labrador sets sites on third term; won’t run for governor

    MERIDIAN, Idaho – Rep. Raul Labrador announced Wednesday that he’ll seek a third term in Congress, not run for Idaho governor. “I’ve decided to end all the speculation and announce …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013

    Eye on Boise: Funds suggest re-election on Labrador’s radar

    BOISE – Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador is sitting on the second-biggest wad of campaign cash he has stockpiled since he has been in office, with more than $277,000 in …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013

    Anti-tax activist Norquist touts immigration reform

    BOISE – Grover Norquist is best known as an anti-tax activist – he wrote the no-tax-hikes pledge that’s now been signed by nearly every Republican member of Congress – but …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013

    Rep. Raul Labrador to still work toward immigration reform

    MERIDIAN, Idaho – Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador pledged Monday to keep working on immigration reform, despite having walked away last week from a bipartisan group working to write a …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013, 5:34 P.M.

    Labrador pledges to continue immigration reform push

    Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador pledged Monday to keep working on immigration reform, despite having walked away last week from a bipartisan group of eight members working to craft a House …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

    Labrador pulls out of immigration talks

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Raul Labrador, one of Congress’ strongest conservative voices in the fight for an immigration overhaul, is walking away from bipartisan talks over disagreements on providing health care …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013

    Crapo campaign lost $250,000 on loan

    BOISE – Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo’s campaign said Friday it lost $250,000 after a former campaign manager loaned the money to a friend who contends somebody else later stole …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013

    Eye on Boise: Pretty quiet on fundraising front, but Crapo’s war chest deep

    BOISE – Idaho’s four-member congressional delegation didn’t do a ton of fundraising during the first quarter of this year, what with it not being an election year and all. But …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013

    Labrador carries independence to D.C.

    WASHINGTON – While speaking to Latino voters in Boise about a decade ago, Raul Labrador caught the eye of Idaho’s highest-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives. The audience …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013, 12:20 P.M.

    Labrador blasts Obama on budget; softens on immigration

    U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador blasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for lack of leadership in the sequestration spat, while hinting his willingness to accept some Democratic positions in potential immigration …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2013

    Eye on Boise: Labrador mum on Boehner vote abstention

    BOISE – Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador not only abstained from the vote to re-elect John Boehner as speaker of the U.S. House, he collected a vote himself for the post. …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

    Region’s lawmakers divided on tax vote

    This week’s votes to keep income tax rates from rising for most Americans split the House delegations in Washington and Idaho but unified the two states’ senators behind the last-minute …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Henderson going strong, excited to lead

    BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, who was appointed chairman of the House Business Committee a day after he celebrated his 90th birthday, is excited about his …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012

    Incumbents prevail

    The Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation remained intact Tuesday, with incumbents coasting to victories in early returns. On the Washington side, voters gave new terms to Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Labrador admits who’s boss when Cantor visits

    BOISE – U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stopped in Boise last week to raise funds for U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador’s re-election campaign and urge Idahoans to send the freshman …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

    Labrador, Farris explain views in debate

    BOISE – Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador wants to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70, cut a third of the staff at the Pentagon and ban all abortions …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 3:07 P.M.

    Labrador: Raise retirement age to 70

    Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador wants to raise the Social Security retirement age to 70, cut a third of the staff at the Pentagon and ban all abortions other than …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 5:53 P.M.

    Cantor stumps for Labrador in Boise

    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stopped in Boise tonight to raise funds for Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador’s re-election campaign and urge Idahoans to send the freshman back to …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012

    Labrador defends seat for first time

    BOISE – As Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador seeks re-election for a second term in Congress, he’s made a name for himself in Washington, D.C., as a tea party favorite …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012

    McMorris Rodgers voted for trigger

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, is among those who voted for the 2011 budget bill that set in motion the deep, looming spending cuts that she and …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Races simmer after heated primaries

    BOISE – The northernmost legislative district in Idaho, District 1, saw some of the hottest election contests in the state in May’s primary, with tea party challengers trying to knock …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

    Farris releases income tax returns

    MERIDIAN, Idaho – Idaho 1st District Congressional candidate Jimmy Farris released 10 years of his income tax returns Thursday and called on incumbent GOP Congressman Raul Labrador to do the …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012, 5:25 P.M.

    Congressional candidate releases 10 years’ tax returns

    MERIDIAN, Idaho — Idaho 1st District U.S. House candidate Jimmy Farris released 10 years of his income tax returns today, and called on incumbent Congressman Raul Labrador to do the …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Labrador urges governor not to implement exchanges

    BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has joined U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a group of other national lawmakers in signing a letter urging …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

    Spin Control: Letter asking to repeal ACA a waste of paper

    OLYMPIA – In a world of emails and tweets, it’s usually nice to get a real letter. Except, maybe, if it’s a letter telling you to do something that you’ve …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Use care when invoking Founding Fathers

    BOISE – Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador reacted to Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care reform by saying the nation’s Founding Fathers would be “appalled.” He wasn’t the …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Labrador rips immigration shift

    BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, an immigration attorney who touted his expertise on the issue as he ran for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat two years ago, blasted President …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

    Labrador way ahead in campaign cash

    North Idaho’s freshman GOP congressman Raul Labrador has geared up his re-election campaign, according to the latest campaign finance reports, while his prospective opponents haven’t. Labrador’s pulling in PAC money …


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