Home for what Congress calls the “August Work Period,” 1st District Republican Raul Labrador begins a three-city town hall tour Wednesday in Lewiston, followed by Thursday in Grangeville. The congressman will be in Meridian Aug. 14. All three events are scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Labrador’s Meridian showing will be at City Hall, the same venue where he was urged in January to challenge GOP Gov. Butch Otter next year in the Republican primary. Labrador replied to a standing-room-only crowd that he was humbled by the suggestion and expected to make up his mind by mid-year. The second-term congressman has since put off a decision until the next few months.
In recent weeks, media speculation about Labrador’s future has accelerated to include president of the United States and speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Labrador issued a statement on the presidential noodle, saying it had “never entered my mind.” He did not reply to a request for comment last week about his being named to a Top 10 list of GOP prospects to succeed John Boehner, R-Ohio.
A notice on Labrador’s three events follows.
Labrador to Host Town Halls in
Meridian, Lewiston, & Grangeville
During the August Work Period, Rep. Raúl R. Labrador (R-ID) will host public town halls in Meridian, Lewiston, and Grangeville. The media is invited to attend. The full schedule is below.
Wednesday, August 7
7:00-8:30 PM PT
Williams Conference Center
Corner of 4th Street and 9th Avenue
Thursday, August 8
7:00-8:30 PM PT
Grangeville Senior Center
108 Grangeville Truck Rte.
Wednesday, August 14
7:00-8:30 PM MT
Meridian City Hall
33 E. Broadway Ave.