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Idaho Rep. Labrador: ‘The establishment has been repudiated’

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, with wife Becca, addresses supporters Tuesday night in Boise (AP / Otto Kitsinger)
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador, with wife Becca, addresses supporters Tuesday night in Boise (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador took the stage at the state GOP election-night watch party in Boise just now, saying, “Hello, Idaho Republicans – what a great night!” To a roar, he said, “What do you think about the results?”

Labrador noted that he was out campaigning with Trump around the nation last week. “You would watch the media, you would watch the TV, and people were saying that there was no way Donald Trump could win.” He said it reminded him of six years ago, when people said he couldn’t win – now he’s well ahead in his bid for a fourth House term.

“We don’t know what is going to happen in this national election yet,” Labrador said. “It looks like we’re going to win. But the establishment ... has been repudiated, and it looks like time to change what’s happening in Washington, D.C. I went back there with a mission to clean house, and some of us have been able to change some things, but it is now time for us to get together as a party and to ensure that the people come first, not the politicians, not the establishment, not the bureaucrats, but the people of the United States. It’s time for politicians to stop making promises here in Idaho, and going back to Washington, D.C. and not keeping those promises. It’s time that we change the way America works and … let’s go ahead and make America great again.” 




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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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