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Fulcher drops out of guv race 

Former state Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, has dropped out of the race for governor and instead will run for the 1st District congressional seat being vacated by Raul Labrador – who’s also running for governor. And the move has won Fulcher Labrador’s endorsement.

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TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

EOB: Candidates for Idaho governor hit the campaign trail early 

A year out from the primary election in the 2018 race for governor of Idaho, the campaign has started heating up. 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador, one of the hopefuls, has announced he’ll go on a three-day tour of the state to formally announce his candidacy, with stops Tues in Boise, Wed in Post Falls and Thurs in Idaho Falls.

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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017



Trump can't win fight w/Raul 11 

In this morning's editorial, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune comments that President Donald Trump can't win a showdown with Freedom Caucus poster boy Raul Labrador. Labrador, says Trillhaase, is "the Cruz director on the S.S. Dysfunction." He prefers blowing up legislative deals than passing them.

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Sgt. Greg Moore’s wife Lindy Moore is pictured May 14, 2015, at her home in Coeur d’Alene. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Sgt Moore's widow writes congressmen 16 

In an open letter to Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador and Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, Lindy Moore, the widow of CPD Sgt. Greg Moore, urges Idaho lawmakers not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a “comparable replacement,” saying the law enabled her to spend more time with her toddler daughter in the aftermath of Moore’s 2015 murder.

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MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017

Trib: Idaho representatives don't 

In a weekend editorial, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune chuckles at Idahoans who think their congressional representatives, who eschew townhall meetings, actually represent the will of the people.

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017

Labrador praises immigration move 

Idaho GOP Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, in a statement issued Sunday, praised President Trump’s new executive order suspending refugee arrivals and barring entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, calling it “bold.”

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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016

Labrador spreads $$$ to candidates 

On Oct. 18-19, Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador sent campaign contributions of either $250 or $500 to 40 GOP candidates for the Idaho Legislature, plus $10,000 to the Idaho Republican Party, which has been gathering big donations from various groups to run a campaign in favor of HJR 5, the administrative rules constitutional amendment.

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MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016

Hucks: Yogi still leaves us smiling

Robert Cliff, of Coeur d'Alene, has turned to the late New York Yankee great Yogi Berra for help as we face the final week of the 2016 presidential campaign. Cliff is posting a Yogism per day on his Facebook wall to bring a smile to those who may be too caught up on the Trump v Clinton presidential race. Sunday Huckleberries tells you about it ...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016

AM Headlines -- 10.28.16 

AM Headlines today kicks off with a photo of Congressman Raul Labrador wandering into Arizona to support Republican Donald Trump's campaign for president. Also: Public Records (Oct 28)/Press, Schneidmiller is citizen of the year/Press, Co-workers recall Kirk as jokester, family man/KHQ, October 2016 nears rainfall record/Press...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016

Statesman picks Demo over Labrador 

The Idaho Statesman has endorsed Democrat James Piotrowski over Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, stating it's time for a change: "we want more from our representative than the frequent “No” votes ... especially on spending bills where there are few other responsible choices than for Congress to vote to fund our government."

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016

Demo ad slams Labrador land stand 

Both candidates vying for Idaho's First Congressional District launched new TV ads in the last week, according to Frankie Barnhill, Boise State Public Radio. In his ad, underdog Demcrat James Piotrowski slams Republican Congressman Raul Labrador's public lands stand.

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Trib: Labrador digs hole for himself 

In his editorial today, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments on Congressman Raul Labrador's performance at a recent debate with Democrat James Piotrowski. The question Labrador bobbled? Does he plan to run for governor in two years?

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016

Foe rips Labrador for Trump support 

Democratic challenger James Piotrowski ripped U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador for Labrador's continuing support of GOP prez candidate Donald Trump: "It clearly demonstrates that Rep. Labrador continues to value political ideology over basic humanity or the duty to provide leadership for all the people of Idaho.”

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Labrador raises doubts about support for Simpson's bill 

1st District Congressman Raul Labrador raised doubts Tuesday about the support for a wilderness bill 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson has pushed for 15 years, reports Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman. The bill would designate 275,665 acres in the Boulder and White Cloud mountains and the Jerry Peak area of central Idaho as wilderness. Labrador, questioning a Forest Service official Tuesday who was addressing the House Resources Committee’s public lands subcommittee, said motorized recreation users support the bill because they fear the alternative — a national monument designation by President Barack Obama. “The truth is, the public will is against this bill,” Labrador said.

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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

EOB: Labrador: At least I tried to fix it 

Looking back on this summer’s tumultuous Idaho Republican Party convention, which he chaired, 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador says he’s not sorry he stepped in, even though the confab ended in chaos, without any votes on leaders, resolutions or the party platform as two...

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Labrador wants 31 acres of BLM land for gun range 

Idaho 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador announced today that he's introduced legislation that would transfer 31 acres of federal Bureau of Land Management property in Idaho County to the county for use as a gun range. “For years, the Idaho County Commission has been...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, pictured Wednesday in his congressional offices in Meridian, Idaho. (Associated Press)

Labrador wants to be Majority Leader 

Idaho’s Raul Labrador, a tea party favorite, announced his intentions to replace outgoing GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a statement this morning. “I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start...

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MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

Labrador Endorses Fulcher For Guv 

First District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador endorsed Russ Fulcher for governor today, over two-term GOP Gov. Butch Otter. “Butch Otter has done a lot of things to admire in office,” Labrador said at a Statehouse news conference with Fulcher. “But after 40 years in government,...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014

Raul: Gore Should Return Peace Prize 18 

Congressman Raul Labrador's response to a question re: climate change presented by David Gregory of NBC's "Meet the Press": It’s interesting that about a decade ago there was a lot of talk about “global warming.” Thirty years ago we were talking about "global cooling." Now...

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Insurgent Past Dogs Labrador 

During the weekend, the story about an alleged ethics violation became less about the accused - Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. - and more about her accuser. That would be Todd Winer, who according to sources cited by the Spokesman-Review filed a complaint with the...

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