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Breaking: Raul Labrador will run for House majority leader
Vanity | 06/13/2014

Posted on 06/13/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Friday he will run for the House majority leader position being vacated by Eric Cantor. The decision sets up a race next week between Labrador, a leading conservative voice, and Kevin McCarthy, the current House majority whip.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: idaho; kevinmccarthy; labrador; majorityleader; raullabrador; teaparty

1 posted on 06/13/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Go get’em Raul!


2 posted on 06/13/2014 10:51:21 AM PDT by cherry
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To: GIdget2004

A little late. I really hope this isn’t a token protest to say “we tried”. They better really be whipping votes for him


3 posted on 06/13/2014 10:51:27 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GIdget2004

I will add that he was a former immigration lawyer...but he’s conservative, Mormon (oh the horror) and bilinqual....


4 posted on 06/13/2014 10:52:25 AM PDT by cherry
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To: GIdget2004

Looks like a definite upgrade from Cantor and McCarthy


5 posted on 06/13/2014 10:54:16 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: GIdget2004

So then do we have a horse race???


6 posted on 06/13/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: cherry

Kinda late for that, McCarthy has already whipped the vote and has all the support he needs to win.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:17 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping!

Go, Labrador! So far it looks like Kevin McCarthy has been the only contender, hand-picked by Boehner and Cantor, and even more liberal than they.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:23 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: GIdget2004

McCarthy has to run for Majority Leader again in January when the new Congress is sworn in. Instead of running and getting his butt kicked next week, thus demonstrating he’s a loser, maybe Labrador should be getting his ducks in a row and making a case to be Majority Leader ahead of the January vote?


9 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:37 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: GIdget2004

Better than McCarthy, but slipperier than Hell.


10 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:39 AM PDT by dangus
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To: GIdget2004

100% “House Defenders of Liberty” rating at ACU


11 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:46 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: GIdget2004
Never heard of him. A quick glance at the "on the issues" website shows he is too close to the moderate square in the middle of the graph.
12 posted on 06/13/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C210N

At Heritage, McCarthy 42, Labrador 77%.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 10:58:16 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Beagle8U

The vote is private, and because of that, I’d say there is room for an upset. A lot on the Hill are annoyed that the leadership they see as failures are becoming a coronation club


14 posted on 06/13/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Beagle8U

Well conservatives need to unwhip the damn vote. Gosh, do any of these jerks put the American people above their own stupid career?


15 posted on 06/13/2014 10:58:39 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: GIdget2004

More info:

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador will run for House majority leader next week, giving the hard right corner of the conference their candidate.

Labrador, who was elected in 2010, is a late entrant into a race that’s four days old - and the election is less than a week away. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has locked up a huge well of support that will be hard to break. A source close to the McCarthy campaign said not one of their commitments was contingent on Labrador not getting into the race.

More important than the outcome itself, Labrador’s candidacy will be a test of how conservatives perform in a leadership race. A loss would show the difficulty in knocking off a well organized candidate with a sophisticated organization.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) is another conservative vying for a leadership slot. He’s running for whip against Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Peter Roskam of Illinois.

A small group of conservatives - not more than a dozen or two - have been pining for one of their own in leadership. They aren’t enough to change the outcome of a race. Scalise is the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee but is now considered by some as insufficiently conservative.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/raul-labrador-majority-leader-race-kevin-mccarthy-eric-cantor-107836.html#ixzz34XlpAue9


16 posted on 06/13/2014 11:01:41 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004
Numbers USA Immigration Grade 2013-2014:

Raul Labrador - “C-plus”

Kevin McCarthy - “F-minus”

17 posted on 06/13/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Viennacon

I think it is token, for now.

The real knock down brawl is coming with the new session.
About 15 Bonehead/McCarthy allies will be retiring.
New reinforcements like Brat are coming in.

Who knows, more “Cantor Surprises” could be coming down
the pike in the remaining primaries. Plus McConnell may lose
the general. That will only strengthen our demand for leadership power.

A knock down brawl is coming. It is coming.


18 posted on 06/13/2014 11:02:18 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: cherry

Don’t tell you know who....


19 posted on 06/13/2014 11:02:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: dangus

He was one of the original House Gang of Eight. He has quit that and says he has changed his position.

He needs to be watched.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 11:03:27 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: GIdget2004

I’ll be cheering for Labrador.
But my money will be on the RINO...


21 posted on 06/13/2014 11:03:29 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: GIdget2004

Yeah, baby! Raul has impressed me since his election in 2010.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 11:04:01 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Viennacon

The vote is private, but the outcome is preordained after they whip the vote.

I hope Labrador can still win, but I have my doubts.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 11:04:49 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: cherry

Don’t get too excited guys. Another Chamber of Commerce crony Republican happy to provide businesses with cheap foreign labor. From his website:

“Guest workers are vital to keep industries in America, and particularly in Idaho, competitive internationally. By providing a legal avenue for foreign workers to enter the United States, a guest worker program is critical to secure the border and eliminate illegal immigration.”


24 posted on 06/13/2014 11:05:56 AM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: GIdget2004

Win or lose, a little saber-rattling in McCarthy’s home district about his next re-election would be appropriate about now.


25 posted on 06/13/2014 11:08:05 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Viennacon

We should be whipping too.

” To the Honorable Representative ______, There will be a secret vote for Majority Leader and I will expect you to vote for the Honorable Raul Labrador.
If he does not win I must assume you did not support him and you do not represent me or deserve my support.
Respectfully, ______” .. or the like.

But I don’t think him winning will help unless Boehner took the vote for what it is: a “no confidence” vote on him, and resigned.
Be fun though!


26 posted on 06/13/2014 11:08:16 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Beagle8U

McCarthy is more liberal than Cantor, who got his butt whooped. Could the establishment be any more tone deaf?


27 posted on 06/13/2014 11:09:19 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Oldhunk

Shocked /s

controlled opposition, a sop tossed out to appease tea partiers


28 posted on 06/13/2014 11:10:11 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: GIdget2004
Yhea!

29 posted on 06/13/2014 11:10:58 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: GIdget2004

Maybe Labrador will be the Brat of the Summer and tip their Rino canoe over the falls.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 11:11:09 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Viennacon

McCarthy is in CA, he has no worries about a challenge from the right.

The worst possible choice.


31 posted on 06/13/2014 11:19:32 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: GIdget2004; All
Raul Labrador Running for Majority Leader
32 posted on 06/13/2014 11:20:09 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: cherry
I'm quite fond of Labradors:

They are hardworking, loyal and dependable.
33 posted on 06/13/2014 11:21:12 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Ray76

Yes: He ran as opposed to amnesty, joined the Gang of 8, saw it was falling apart, and is now opposed to amnesty again. The guy makes more waffles than Eggo.


34 posted on 06/13/2014 11:22:39 AM PDT by dangus
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To: DoodleDawg
maybe Labrador should be getting his ducks in a row and making a case to be Majority Leader ahead of the January vote?

Zactly! Fight, push, make allies.

35 posted on 06/13/2014 11:24:33 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Vigilanteman

It looks like we have a dog in the race. I hope he can hunt. :)


36 posted on 06/13/2014 11:27:46 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: lonevoice

This is good. I hope he can pull off an upset win.


37 posted on 06/13/2014 11:38:35 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: GIdget2004

The GOP moderates who run and support the liberal Republican House Leadership covet their power, prestige, and influence, and hence, they are sharpening their long knives for any Reagan Conservative or TeaParty Folk that dares threaten or challenge their monopoly of power over the House GOP Caucus. This leadership challenge could be a twenty-first century rendition of the 1982 movie “Eating Raoul,” given these establishment types are licking their wounds from the defeat of their brother-in-arms, Eric Cantor by a real Republican. So they’re in a feeding frenzy, ready to eat Raul and his labrador.


38 posted on 06/13/2014 11:54:24 AM PDT by AdvisorB (NO BILL, NO CONFERENCE, NO AMNESTY!)
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To: AdvisorB
The GOP moderates who run and support the liberal Republican House Leadership covet their power, prestige, and influence,

You got that right. When Cantor lost, there was grieving and sadness like somebody died. These people view their power as a right, not as a service to their country.
39 posted on 06/13/2014 12:18:44 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: GIdget2004

Excellent!

And
NO it is NOT “too late”!!


40 posted on 06/13/2014 12:24:34 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: dangus

Yes, Labrador is not to be trusted. He equivocates more than Rand Paul. Bob


41 posted on 06/13/2014 12:26:16 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Oh the queen is old but she lingers still Like the fading ring of a distant bell." Al Stewart)
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