Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, said this afternoon he will announce his future political plans during a press conference Wednesday though he gave no indication of the exact time or location.
The two-term congressman from Idaho’s First District made the announcement during an Idaho Statesman Editorial Board meeting after he was asked if he would be running for Governor of Idaho.
There has been speculation for months that Labrador would be among the challengers to unseat Gov. Butch Otter, who has announced his intention to run for re-election in 2014.
Labrador entertained questions from the Editorial Board for nearly 90 minutes but declined to provide clues about what his political decision would be.
He appeared at the meeting and introduced several new staff members — hired in the past few months — a sign, perhaps, that he was shoring up his official staff so he could begin paying more attention to something else.
Labrador hosts the third of four town halls during this recess period from Congress at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Meridian City Hall — the same community where his main congressional office is located.