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Labrador, Simpson don’t speak

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson haven’t spoken to each other since the two openly clashed last spring, reports Bill Dentzer of the Idaho Statesman. Dentzer writes that the conflict between the two Idaho representatives showcases the split among Republicans in the House as they consider who should replace John Boehner as speaker; Dentzer’s full story is online here. The spring clash, over Labrador’s vote against reauthorizing the Secure Rural Schools program as part of a larger bill on Medicare payments, included Simpson saying a congressman would “have to look long and hard to find a reason to vote no” on the bill, and Labrador responding in an interview with Boise State Public Radio that “Mike Simpson has been part of the establishment in Washington D.C. for 12 years,” and “He loves to go out drinking and smoking with the Speaker [John Boehner]. ... "/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

 Question: If you had a choice between Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson, which man would you pick to represent you?

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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