Skip to comments.Breaking: Raul Labrador will run for House majority leader
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.
Go get’em Raul!
A little late. I really hope this isn’t a token protest to say “we tried”. They better really be whipping votes for him
I will add that he was a former immigration lawyer...but he’s conservative, Mormon (oh the horror) and bilinqual....
Looks like a definite upgrade from Cantor and McCarthy
So then do we have a horse race???
Kinda late for that, McCarthy has already whipped the vote and has all the support he needs to win.
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.
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?
Better than McCarthy, but slipperier than Hell.
100% “House Defenders of Liberty” rating at ACU
At Heritage, McCarthy 42, Labrador 77%.
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
Well conservatives need to unwhip the damn vote. Gosh, do any of these jerks put the American people above their own stupid career?
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 thats 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, Labradors 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. Hes 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 arent 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.
Raul Labrador - “C-plus”
Kevin McCarthy - “F-minus”
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.
Don’t tell you know who....
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.