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Labrador works to bring conservative GOP freshmen’s voices into the news

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador's work to bring together tea party-backed freshmen and get their voices into the news through the new monthly “Conversations with Conservatives” event – the second event was this week – is chronicled in an article today by McClatchy reporter Sean Cockerham; you can read the full story here in today's Spokesman-Review. Labrador told Cockerham, “Usually they don't want to talk to a freshman. We wanted to make something that is interesting, that would attract people, but at the same time have the opportunity for us to raise issues.” The on-the-record forum invites reporters and bloggers to hear from a dozen or so conservative lawmakers, and ask them about anything.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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