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Labrador Cancels D.C. Fundraiser

First District GOP nominee Raul Labrador canceled a fundraiser that was to have been hosted by Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and 2nd District GOP Rep. Mike Simpson. The event was to have been from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Capitol Hill Club near the National Republican Campaign Committee's offices. Co-hosts were to pay $2,500, political action committees $1,500 and individuals $1,000. Phil Hardy, Labrador's campaign spokesman, explained the cancellation: "The general consensus with the hosts and our organizer was that due to the imminent recess of Congress we felt it was best to delay the timing of this event. We weren't the only ones to cancel events this week; our fundraiser in DC canceled other client events as well"/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

DFO: I've contacted Labrador's office for news re: how the fund-raiser in Puerto Rico went last night. Haven't heard back yet.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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