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GOP hires two staffers for Labrador

BOISE – The Idaho Republican Party is hiring two full-time staff members to campaign on behalf of newly nominated GOP congressional candidate Raul Labrador, who’s challenging 1st District Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick. Jonathan Parker, state GOP executive director, said he requested the funds for the two positions from the Republican National Committee, “essentially making the point that you can’t take Idaho for granted” and that “we’re going to have to do everything in our power” to unseat Minnick.

Campaigns adjust to Labrador upset

BOISE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick’s campaign has spent months and money preparing to square off against Republican Vaughn Ward. They even tracked the Marine reservist’s every step along the campaign trail on video. But GOP voters in western Idaho had different ideas. They selected state Rep. Raul Labrador on Tuesday as the Republican nominee in Idaho’s nationally targeted 1st Congressional District race.

‘Blue dog’ Minnick ready to take on Labrador

BOISE - As the 1st District Congressional race shapes up for November, incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick is launching his re-election campaign. Minnick, a conservative “blue dog” Democrat, faces Republican Raul Labrador in his bid for a second term, after Labrador defeated Vaughn Ward in a bruising GOP primary last week.

Labrador wins GOP nomination in Idaho

State lawmaker Raul Labrador has won the Republican nomination for North Idaho’s seat in Congress, pulling a primary upset over rival Vaughn Ward as Idaho voters held a typically low-turnout primary election with big consequences.

Labrador leads Ward in Republican primary

A contentious race for the GOP nomination for North Idaho’s seat in Congress went down to the wire Tuesday night, as Idaho voters held a typically low-turnout primary election with big consequences. Up and down the ticket, the election set the stage for major contests in November, while writing the final chapter in other races, including a contested nonpartisan race for the Idaho Supreme Court. In that contest, incumbent Justice Roger Burdick was edging out 2nd District Judge John Bradbury.

Labrador best choice for Minnick challenger

On Tuesday, Idaho Republicans will be doing something they haven’t done since 1994: picking a GOP challenger they hope can unseat an incumbent Democrat in the 1st Congressional District. Five Republicans (plus an independent and a Libertarian) will appear on the ballot against freshman Congressman Walt Minnick, but the contest has turned into a showdown between military veteran and ex-CIA employee Vaughn Ward and state Rep. Raul Labrador, an attorney. Both men list addresses in Eagle, just north of Boise, but they’re even closer ideological than geographical neighbors.

Raul Labrador eyes more nuclear power

Idaho Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador on Tuesday unveiled a plan for economic prosperity that leans heavily on the state developing a more robust nuclear power industry and exporting this “safe, cheap” energy to other Western states. With the primary looming Tuesday, Labrador is in a heated race with Vaughn Ward for the GOP nomination for Idaho’s 1st District seat. The winner will challenge Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick in the general election.

Raul Labrador stresses cost-cutting, energy in economic plan

Idaho Republican congressional candidate Raul Labrador on Tuesday unveiled a plan for economic prosperity that leans heavily on the state developing a more robust nuclear power industry and exporting this “safe, cheap” energy to other western states.