City: Eagle, Idaho
Occupation: Incumbent congressman
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Washington.
Work experience: Immigration attorney
Political experience: Three-term congressman. Co-founder of the “Freedom Caucus” in the House, a group of conservatives who successfully engineered the ouster of then-House Speaker John Boehner. Ran unsuccessfully for House majority leader in 2014. Served two terms in the Idaho state House.
Family: Married. Has five children.
|Raul Labrador (R)||32,224||80.95 %|
|Gordon Counsil (R)||4,130||10.37 %|
|Isaac M. Haugen (R)||3,454||8.68 %|
The “Idaho Civility Summit” wrapped up on a positive note last week, with participants including elected officials, civic leaders and members of the press backing several moves to enhance civil discourse in the state, from education and training in the schools to a possible civility pledge to formation of more City Clubs around the state.
A few tidbits from 1st District GOP Congressman Raul Labrador’s appearance in Eagle today: When a constituent told Labrador, a tea party conservative, that she never watches Fox News, Labrador responded, “I actually watch CNN more than any other, because I don’t want one side…
Interestingly, the Eagle café where GOP Rep. Raul Labrador met with an overflow crowd of constituents today, Wild West Bakery & Espresso, is owned by a former Democratic candidate for the same congressional seat the Labrador holds today. Naomi Preston, who also is a champion…
A constituent wearing a “Promise Keepers” shirt questioned Rep. Raul Labrador today about allowing Muslim refugees into the United States, saying he read the Koran after the 9/11 attacks, and then quoting extensively from it, including, “Slay the idolaters wherever you find them.” Labrador had this…
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador today blamed the “establishment in Washington” for the defeat of his ally and fellow Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp, who lost his re-election bid in a Republican primary in Kansas yesterday. Labrador, speaking at a “Conversations with the Congressman” meeting at…
My Sunday column examines Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s ranking as the sixth-poorest member of Congress, based on his federal financial disclosures; the latest lure Idaho’s trying to entice tourists - virtual reality videos; and new data on Idaho college grads…
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is the sixth-poorest member of Congress, according to a comparison by
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is the sixth-poorest member of Congress, according to a comparison by InsideGov.com, with an average net worth, based on his federal financial disclosures, of minus $216,000. That’s far eclipsed by the poorest member, Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., whose $25 million-plus in…
1st District Congressman Raul Labrador has launched a “Conversations with the Congressman” tour that he says will hit all 19 counties in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District; he’s in Wallace at the Books Hotel this morning, and started out in McCall yesterday at Moxie Java. “My…
Idaho Rep. Raúl Labrador posted this statement on Facebook over the weekend, reacting to Donald Trump’s decision to name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who also served in the U.S. House for more than a decade, as his vice presidential running mate: “Mike Pence is a…