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Idaho’s Labrador predicts Boehner’s demise over immigration, may run himself

The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call reports that Idaho’s two-term GOP Rep. Raul Labrador says his party needs new leaders and he “is not ruling out a run for leadership himself.” Labrador told CQ Roll Call Tuesday that House Speaker

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Boehner in Boise: ‘Whale of a fight’ line widely cited

House Speaker John Boehner’s comments about leveraging the necessity to raise the U.S. debt ceiling to win entitlement reform have been frequently republished and scrolled across television screens this week. Among those citing the Idaho Statesman’s coverage of Boehner’s remarks

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Bryan Smith ducks question on support of Speaker Boehner

Idaho Second District Republican congressional challenger Bryan Smith told Roll Call that it’s too soon to say whether he would support re-electing GOP House Speaker John Boehner. “We’re talking about an event that would take place in (January) 2015,” Smith

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Boehner tweaks Labrador about ‘support’ of Simpson

House Speaker John Boehner drew applause from a crowd of 430 backing 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson with a clear misstatement: he said Simpson’s 1st District colleague and fellow Republican was backing Simpson in his primary race. “I want to

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Liberal protest set for Speaker Boehner’s Boise appearance

United Action for Idaho Executive Director Adrienne Evans is calling on opponents of the most powerful Republican in the country to rally Monday against what she calls the “Extreme & Immoral Agenda that is DIVIDING OUR COUNTRY!” Evans says House

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Idaho’s Simpson to funders: ‘I need your help’

Facing what appears to be his toughest re-election campaign in eight tries, Idaho Republican Congressman Mike Simpson says he’s asking supporters to pony up more dough. Simpson expects the Washington, D.C., anti-tax group Club for Growth to spend between $1

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Speaker Boehner to host $50 Boise lunch for Congressman Simpson

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will be at the Boise CentreĀ  Aug. 26 to help his friend and colleague Mike Simpson in his bid for a ninth term. Boehner and Simpson will be joined by GOP Gov. Butch Otter in

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Labrador hosting town halls in Lewiston, Grangeville & Meridian

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

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Doubling down, Labrador joins another Boehner foe in joint fundraising

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador will be in Grand Rapids, Mich., for a private fundraiser Saturday co-hosted by Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash, who voted for Labrador in January over Speaker of the House John Boehner. The pair established a

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