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Raul Labrador

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Republican Primary, Idaho Congressional District 1 in the 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17

Party: Republican

Age: 54

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.


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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Raul Labrador (R) 32,224 80.95%
Gordon Counsil (R) 4,130 10.37%
Isaac M. Haugen (R) 3,454 8.68%

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