You can’t say Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, misses opportunities to squeeze drama out of a political announcement.
When he holds his press event 3 p.m. today in Room A at Meridian City Hall, 33 East Broadway Avenue
Meridian, he will discuss his political future.
Though a run for governor seems less likely at this point, Labrador is not the most predictable politico in Idaho. The other day when asked who should be our next president — he declined to tap anyone though he mentioned Senators Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky — he happened to note that people coming from a Governor’s chair seemed to do better.
Being governor might be a dot he wants to connect someday, but going in that direction now and losing could leave a permanent mark. Should he run for re-election in the House and prevail in Idaho’s 1st District he faces such a full and profound agenda in Congress over the next couple of years his Congressional star stands a good chance of shining all the brighter.
A bad or aborted run for the Idaho Statehouse when the House trajectory is so promising would make him more like a Meridian meteor.
Today we’ll find out if he is on the path of a star or possibly a meteor. Meanwhile, here is another video from our discussions with Labrador at the Idaho Statesman Editorial Board Monday.