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  • [Raul] Labrador: 'Too Early to Judge Speakership of Paul Ryan' (gracias, Freedumb Caucus)

    01/07/2016 7:56:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 6, 2016 | 3:52 PM EST | Penny Starr
    Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) said on Wednesday that it is too early to judge Paul Ryan's job as speaker of the House, but that to date, he doesn't seem any different from his predecessor Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). A reporter asked Labrador and others on a panel at the Conversations with Conservatives press event on Capitol Hill whether the recent drop in Ryan’s favorability rating showed that the public -- and even Congress -- is already frustrated with the new speaker’s efforts. ...
  • McCarthy faces possible floor fight in speaker bid as conservatives rally around Webster

    10/07/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Tom Howell Jr.
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it would back Rep. Daniel Webster to be the next speaker, which would provide enough support to the Republican conference to deny the position to establishment favorite Kevin McCarthy, the current majority leader. Emerging from a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, conservative lawmakers pledged to present a united front in support of Mr. Webster, Florida Republican, signaling that the same rift in the conference that forced Speaker John A. Boehner to resign would continue to roil the largest Republican majorities in the House since the 1920s. Members of the Freedom Caucus, led...
  • Heartache: Leading candidates to replace Eric Cantor are even more pro-amnesty than Eric Cantor

    09/25/2015 2:32:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    MofoPoltics ^ | Jun. 13, 2014
    The race has come down to preferred establishment candidate, Kevin McCarthy vs. Raul Labrador. (SNIP) On Wednesday, McCarthy assured Chamber of Commerce lobbyists that under his leadership, it would be business as usual (SNIP) La Razas Labrador Retriever pledged to make amnesty the GOPs #1 priority in 2015 Immigration reform should be one of the first things Republicans take up. Before coming to Congress, Labrador ran a website called rapidimmigration.com, with easy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnesty
  • HOUSE APPROVES BILL BLOCKING FEDERAL WATER GRAB

    05/13/2015 10:16:13 PM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    CongressmanRal Labrador House Gov ^ | Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | CongressmanRal Labrador, R-Idaho
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday | May 12, 2015 A bill backed by Rep. Labrador would send EPA and the Army Corps back to the drawing board WASHINGTON, D.C. A measure forcing the Obama Administration to withdraw its waters of the United States rule cleared the House Tuesday on a bipartisan 261-155 vote. Rep. Ral Labrador, R-Idaho, is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act. Labrador has been working since last year on a legislative remedy, which now heads to the Senate. H.R. 1732 would require the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to...
  • House Conservatives Band Together to Form New Group to Push Conservative Agenda

    01/31/2015 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 26, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a new group aimed at advancing a conservative agenda in the House of Representatives after they expressed discontent with the direction of the Republican Study Committee.“Our main hope is that we can represent the voids and valleys for our constituents back home,” Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho told The Daily Signal today. “With a small group that is nimble and able to work on issues that are of importance to our constituents, we can make a difference in Congress.”Called the House Freedom Caucus, the group serves as a conservative alternative to the Republican Study...
  • La Raza operative Raul Labrador votes to reelect John Boehner

    With a lifetime Marxist rating of 72%, Raul Labrador is one of the most anti-American Republicans ever. In the mid-2000s, Labrador ran a website called rapidimmigration.com which provided easy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnesty
  • Reindeer farmer saves 'cromnibus' with yes vote (Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.)

    12/11/2014 10:58:19 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    The cromnibus had an unlikely savior Thursday afternoon in the form of a lame-duck lawmaker who used to raise reindeer. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), who lost his primary earlier this year, was originally among the conservative Republicans who voted against the rule. Without the help of Democrats, Republicans could only lose 17 of their own to pass the rule, which sets up floor debate for the underlying "cromnibus" spending bill. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intervened once there were 18 Republican defectors and not a single Democrat voting "yes." Many Democrats will vote against the government spending measure because they...
  • Labrador: Shutdown Didnt Hurt GOP, Why Take It Off Table? (Announce for Speaker, Raul!!!)

    12/05/2014 5:08:37 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 12/2/14 | Matt Fuller
    Rep. Ral R. Labrador has a message for Republican leadership as they decide how to respond to the presidents executive action on immigration and funding the government beyond Dec. 11: Keep a government shutdown as an option. I dont think anything is off the table, Labrador told reporters at the Capitol Tuesday. I dont think anybody is thinking about a shutdown, but, in negotiations, you never take anything off the table. Thats the first rule of negotiating, and apparently its not one thats been learned in Washington, D.C. Asked if leaders are too gun shy about a government shutdown, the...
  • After Obama's immigration announcement, Dems challenge GOP to respond

    11/23/2014 11:32:13 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    As Republicans challenge the legality of President Obama's unilateral action on immigration, Democrats are firing back with a challenge of their own. "It is clear that they can complain, they can threaten, they can talk about lawsuits, cutting off funding, shutting down the government, in the extreme, even impeachment. But the real question is: Can they govern? Can they govern?" asked Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. The GOP is weighing their options to undo the president's moves - "a bit of a threat to our democracy," as House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas,...
  • Rep. Labrador On Immigration Action: 'This Is Illegal'

    11/20/2014 7:33:12 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    boisestatepublicradio.org ^ | November 20, 2014
    One voice chiming in against President Obama's expected immigration announcement is Rep. Raul Labrador, a Republican from Idaho. Labrador is backed by the Tea Party, part of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, and a former immigration lawyer who represented undocumented residents fighting deportation. He spoke with NPR's Melissa Block ahead of the president's speech, in which Obama is set to announce executive action granting temporary relief to some of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Interview Highlights On how he feels Republicans should respond to the president's action The first thing we need to explain...
  • Labrador Blames Obama, DACA for Abuse of Immigrant Children

    08/03/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    magicvalley.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Nathan Brown
    In one of the more impassioned speeches on the House floor Friday night, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador blamed President Barack Obama for the harm that has befallen some of the undocumented child immigrants crossing into the United States. Labrador said Obamas 2012 executive action suspending deportation for some undocumented immigrants brought here as children helped encourage the current influx of tens of thousands from Central America. Many of them are being abused on the journey, he said. Many of these children that are coming to the border dont make it across the river, Labrador said. There are reports of the...
  • Our Endorsement of Raul Labrador for Majority Leader

    06/14/2014 1:31:03 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 20 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 14, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In the wake of Eric Cantor's shocking primary election loss to Dave Brat earlier this week, the choice to replace him as House Majority Leader seemed a foregone conclusion, as Pete Sessions (R-TX) decision to bow out appeared to seal the decision and ascend Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to the second highest position in the House. This changed yesterday as Raul Labrador (R-ID) announced he will challenge for the role, a move Dignitas News Service both applauds and has no reservations in providing our endorsement for. Not only would the second-term Representative from Idaho bring solid conservative credentials and voting record...
  • Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader: A race for Cantor's job after all.

    06/13/2014 5:01:09 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 13, 2014 | Tim Alberta
    Rep. Raul Labrador, a fiery conservative lawmaker from Idaho, will challenge House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in next Thursday's special election to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader, according to Republican sources. "I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference," Labrador said in a statement provided to National Journal. He later added: "I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start getting to work for the American people." A sophomore representative from a heavily Republican district, Labrador's election would dramatically alter the...
  • This Tea Party favorite just jumped in the race to replace Eric Cantor

    06/13/2014 1:48:38 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 13 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    Second-term Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, plans to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for the second most powerful House leadership position. Labrador just released a statement announcing his bid for House majority leader, saying he believes Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss on Tuesday shows, Americans are looking for a change in the status quo. The leadership election is scheduled for June 19. Labrador made the announcement a half-day after it appeared McCarthy had the job locked up with no opponents. Sign Up for the Politics Today newsletter! Now, a Labrador aide said, the contest is up in the air. The...
  • Rep. Raul Labrador Will Challenge Kevin McCarthy for GOP Leader

    06/13/2014 1:24:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/13/2014 | Tim Alberta
    Rep. Raul Labrador, a fiery conservative lawmaker from Idaho, will challenge House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy in next Thursday's special election to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader, according to Republican sources. "I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference," Labrador said in a statement provided to National Journal. He later added: "I am running for Majority Leader because I want to help create a vision of growth and opportunity for everyone and start getting to work for the American people." A sophomore representative from a heavily Republican district, Labrador's election would dramatically alter the...
  • Breaking: Raul Labrador will run for House majority leader

    06/13/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Vanity | 06/13/2014
    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.
  • Labrador: It would be crazy for Republicans to pass immigration reform and go to a conference

    10/18/2013 1:44:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Caroline May
    With President Obama again pushing immigration reform, Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador says it would be foolish for House Republicans to pass immigration reform and bring it to a conference committee with the Senate-passed immigration bill. You know that I believe in immigration reform, and you know that you and I have disagreed on this issue a little bit, but I will tell you I have always been at least over the last few months against a conference and now more than ever, Labrador said Thursday on The Laura Ingraham Show. And the reason is because I have...
  • Labrador on ABC's This Week: 'Very Difficult to Work With Obama'

    10/13/2013 8:02:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    boiseweekly.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | George Prentice
    Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador was back in front of the TV cameras this morning, this time appearing on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos. "We're four days away from reaching the debt ceiling. We gave the president an offer where we would extend the debt ceiling without any requirements ... and I don't see why the president is not accepting that or working with us," said Labrador. "I think it's been very difficult to work with [Obama]. He wouldn't even come to the table to negotiate." And Labrador wasted no time to bring the debate surrounding the federal government...
  • GOP's Raul Labrador to CNN's Cooper: 'You Don't Like Republicans in Control'

    10/08/2013 2:51:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | October 08, 2013 | Greg Richter
    CNN's Anderson Cooper and Rep. Raul Labrador got into a heated debate Monday night on "Anderson Cooper 360" as Cooper pressed Labrador on why Republicans aren't allowing a vote on a "clean continuing resolution" to stop the budget impasse. "But why should we?" the Idaho Republican asked. "Because that's how things work," Cooper said. "Your job is to vote on things." "So when Nancy Pelosi was the speaker of the House you asked her to vote on things that the Republican Party wanted?" Labrador responded. "But all of a sudden, just because you don't like the fact that the Republicans...
  • Raul Labrador turns the tables on Chris Matthews, reminds him that his former boss shut down the gov

    09/30/2013 1:54:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | september 29, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador confronted MSNBC Hardball anchor Chris Matthews over his insistent claims that Republican terrorists were threatening a government shutdown to defund Obamacare. Labrador reminded Matthews that his one-time boss, former Democratic Speaker of the House Tip ONeill, was partially responsible for a number of government shutdowns while Ronald Reagan was president and yet Matthews had never referred to ONeill as a terrorist as he has with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Steve Stockman Accepts Ted Cruzs Challenge To Defund Obamacare In The House Of Representatives

    08/08/2013 6:13:02 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Tim Brown
    Steve Stockman (Texas, 36th District) has responded to Ted Cruz challenge to House Republicans by filing a 19 point resolution to defund ObamaCare. Mr. Steve Stockman is not afraid of a fight. I applaud the dozen Republican Senators who sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid explaining they will not vote for any continuing resolution that funds ObamaCare. But as Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have said, The House must refuse to fund Obamacare because every appropriations bill originates in the House and the House is the only chamber that Republicans control. My resolution includes 19 whereas statements that...
  • Congressman Raul Labrador Slaps Down David Brooks Twice on Meet The Press

    07/07/2013 4:14:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever wished that errant journalists could get their noses rubbed in their own absurdities and outright falsehoods like puppy dogs who make a mess? Well, if you had been watching Meet The Press today then you would have seen Congressman Raul Labrador of Idaho do just that to the New York Times house "conservative" David Brooks who was slapped down not once but twice. As you can see in this video and below the fold, Brooks didn't learn his lesson after being slapped down by Labrador for uttering absurdities about the Senate immigration bill. Labrador was forced to...
  • Rep. Labrador: Democrats Acting Like Bank Robbers on Fiscal Cliff

    12/31/2012 12:54:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 01:17 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador said on Sunday that hes not really sure Democrats want to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, and that theyre like bank robbers who want to raise taxes on everyone. They have tried to get us (Republicans) to fight against each other on taxes whenIm not really sure that they dont want to go over the fiscal cliff, he said. They want to expand the growth of government. They need more revenues. You know, Democrats are like bank robbers. You dont have the money in the 2 percentthe money is in the 100 percent....
  • Labrador Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Holder Over "Fast and Furious" Testimony...

    10/07/2011 3:04:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | October 06, 2011 | NA
    Labrador Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Holder Over "Fast and Furious" Testimony Discrepancies October 6, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Idaho First Congressional District Congressman Raúl R. Labrador called for the resignation of United States Attorney General Eric Holder after evidence of discrepancies in his previous testimony before the House Committee on the Judiciary was brought to light by a national media outlet. Mr. Labrador has been critical of potential abuses of the Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE) since his March 17, 2011 letter to Oversight Chairman Darrel Issa urging his committee to conduct in-depth investigations...
  • Labrador Calls for Resignation of Attorney General Holder Over "Fast and Furious" Testimony...

    10/06/2011 2:24:35 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies
    House.gov ^ | Thursday October 06, 2011 | Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, Idaho First Congressional District Congressman Ral R. Labrador called for the resignation of United States Attorney General Eric Holder after evidence of discrepancies in his previous testimony before the House Committee on the Judiciary was brought to light by a national media outlet. Mr. Labrador has been critical of potential abuses of the Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE) since his March 17, 2011 letter to Oversight Chairman Darrel Issa urging his committee to conduct in-depth investigations into allegations of weapons being sold, with federal government complicity, to Mexican cartels. Over 1,500 such weapons remain...
  • Raul LABRADOR FOR President (he just cleaned Brokaw's and Gregory's clock on MTP!)

    07/31/2011 8:14:03 AM PDT · by milwguy · 57 replies
    mtp | 07/31/2011 | p
    Raul Labrador, a TEA PARTY Congressman from Idaho just blew up Meet The Press. The lefty Brokaw, former Gov Granholm, Gregory and Cramer went down for the count when Labrador pulled out some quotes from Ronald Reagan to show how Obama and his sycophants are lying to the American people about if the military is going to get paid. Labrador pulled out an official document from 1985 that said it is up to the TREASURY to decide which bills get paid. The look on Gregory's face was priceless! Labrador landed a knockout punch and all Gregory could do in response...
  • Republicans Show Divisions Over the U.S. Intervention .

    03/30/2011 2:40:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 30, 2011. | NAFTALI BENDAVID
    WASHINGTONRepublicans are grappling with internal divisions on their approach to the U.S. intervention in Libya, making it harder to present a unified front as Congress ratchets up its scrutiny of President Barack Obama's decision to act there. While some Republicans chastise Mr. Obama for not intervening earlier and more forcefully, others are demanding the president consult Congress or pull out of the operation altogether. At the same time, a faction powered in part by tea-party activists and strengthened by the last election is complaining about the cost as well as the policy of foreign interventions. Rep. Raul Labrador, a Republican...
  • House Conservatives Tire of Stop-Gap Spending

    03/15/2011 10:42:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/14/2011 | Dan Weil
    As House Republican leaders work to put together the second stop-gap spending bill of the year, House conservatives are getting fed up with the whole process. They dont like the idea of spending the remainder of the fiscal year until Sept. 30 fighting with Democrats over miniscule spending cuts that make little headway in cutting into the governments huge debt burden, Politico reports. I dont think a lot of people have the stomach to do this ad infinitum, said freshman Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. He doesnt see the debate on short-term funding going on much longer.
  • NW activists watching todays Obama-Calderon meet; Idaho rep weighs in(gunwalker)

    03/04/2011 10:19:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 March, 2011 | Dave Workman
    The case has also now gotten the attention of Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador (R-1st District), according to Codrea, but so far, there has not been a peep from any member of Washingtons Congressional delegation, as noted here. That silence among Evergreen State members of Congress already got CCRKBAs attention. An ATF source expressed doubt that the Dallas case is part of the Project Gunrunner operation, which reportedly may have allowed as many as 2,500 guns to be "walked" into the contraband gun pipeline to Mexico. But that raises the question if there is more than one Gunrunner case, and whether...
  • Labrador Breaks Idaho Stereotype

    11/04/2010 11:54:25 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Nov. 4, 2010 8:44 a.m. 11 comments Idaho elected its first Hispanic to represent the state in Congress on Tuesday, as Raul Labrador upset freshman Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick with a decisive 51 percent to 41.3 percent victory. Labrador, a conservative Republican state lawmaker and immigration attorney, said he thought the first was significant because it sent a message to the nation about Idahoans. People have such a bad connotation of what Idaho represents, Labrador said, a bad place, a racist place. I cant think of a better message for Idaho to send than to send a young man...
  • Republican Raul Labrador Upsets Blue Dog Walt Minnick in Idaho

    11/05/2010 8:00:43 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 11 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | November 3, 2010 | Michael Ames
    BOISE, Idaho -- In an upset win in one of the most unusual House races in the country, underdog Republican Raul Labrador has won Idaho's 1st congressional district over the favored incumbent, Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick. At 12:55 a.m., Minnick conceded on Twitter. The Associated Press in Boise called the race for Labrador minutes later. In a statement Wednesday, Minnick said he phoned Labrador and "wished him every success... I, in particular hope he can be successful in working with the administration and his colleagues of both parties in the exceedingly important task ahead of putting our country...
  • Tea Party Express Endorses Raul Labrador Over Walt Minnick in Idaho

    10/23/2010 6:17:40 AM PDT · by Syncro · 26 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | October 22, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22,2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Levi@FrontLineStrat.com Tea PartyExpress EndorsesRaul LabradorOver Walt Minnick in IdahoThe Tea PartyExpress (website: www.TeaPartyExpress.org) is pleased to announce we are endorsing conservative Republican Raul Labrador for Congress (Idaho) in his race against Democrat incumbent, Walt Minnick.During the Primary Election campaign the Tea Party Express had endorsed Congressman Minnick for re-election in light of his independence in standing up to significant items in President Obama's agenda.Since then, Congressman Minnick has engaged in a pattern of behavior which shows he is more responsive to the Democrat Party's establishment...
  • Tea party win embarrasses GOP establishment

    05/26/2010 6:16:20 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 55 replies · 1,847+ views
    AP (Via MyWay) ^ | May 26, 2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Chalk up another win for the tea party. And another embarrassment for the Republican establishment. Tea party favorite and two-term state lawmaker Raul Labrador defeated Vaughn Ward, a Marine reservist heavily recruited by national Republicans, in Idaho's primary on Tuesday. Ward's loss comes on the heels of several other races in which GOP establishment candidates stumbled as the anti-Washington mood takes hold. National Republicans had coached Ward and had made him one of their first named recruits, known as "Young Guns." He also had the backing of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. On Wednesday, the GOP...
  • Idaho Tea Partier To Protest Sarah Palin!

    05/21/2010 6:03:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies · 2,206+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 20, 2010 | Rachel Slajda
    Out in Idaho, one tea party Republican has had enough of Sarah Palin. Lucas Baumbach, who's running for the state senate, is angry that Palin is butting in to the Republican race to unseat U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick (D). What's worse, she's endorsing the other guy. "I think she should let Idahoans pick for themselves instead of shoving a candidate down our throats," he told TPMDC in an interview today. Baumbach supports Raul Labrador, a conservative state representative who openly supports repealing the 17th Amendment. But Palin is stumping for Vaughn Ward, who was the Nevada state director for John...
  • Republicans plan anti-Palin protest Friday (Upset over McCain Lackey endorsements)

    05/20/2010 11:04:42 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 164 replies · 2,575+ views
    http://www.idahoreporter.com ^ | May 20th, 2010 | Dustin Hurst
    <p>Sarah Palins presence at an event can draw thousands out to see her speak and evoke emotional responses from those who either love or detest her. It appears her presence will become a divisive force in Idaho politics when she comes Friday to the Qwest Arena to stump for Vaughn Ward, a Marine reservist vying with state Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick in Idahos 1st Congressional District. There will be protesters out to oppose her visit, but the group wont be made up of anti-Palin Democrats; it will consist of anti-Palin Republicans angry over her involvement in local politics and her recent political endorsements. The group is being organized by Lucas Baumbach, a Republican candidate for the Idaho State Senate in District 17.</p>