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Labrador prepares to run for re-election, calls out Boise crony capitalists

Idaho Republican Rep. Raúl Labrador is kicking off his campaign to hold on to his District 1 Congressional seat this week even though he has no serious competition in the primary. He’s holding several campaign kickoff events and then heading

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Simpson, Labrador support bill that helps out-of-state coal plants

Idaho Republican Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador today supported legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations that could affect Idaho Power’s coal plants in Wyoming and Nevada. The Electricity Security and Affordability Act,

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Labrador’s grazing bill passes the House again

Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador added two amendments  to a bill that passed the House Wednesday. The actions please Idaho ranchers but frustrate anti-grazing advocacy groups. Labrador’s grazing bill, similar to a bill carried in the Senate by Wyoming Republican

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Idaho Rep. Labrador replaces fired spokesman

First District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador has shuffled the deck after he fired former spokesman Phil Hardy on Feb. 4 for mistakenly posting a racy tweet on the congressman’s Twitter account during the Super Bowl. Hardy, affirming his affection for

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Labrador’s immigration partner invites illegal immigrant to tonight’s State of the Union

Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a close partner of Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador on immigration reform, said Monday that he’s invited Gabino Sanchez to President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. Sanchez, of South Carolina, is fighting deportation,

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Labrador not only alum lobbying on Idaho-run exchange: Janice McGeachin back in the dome

Former House Health & Welfare Committee Chairwoman Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, was back in Boise on Wednesday leading a session for freshman lawmakers on the Affordable Care Act. McGeachin was a strong opponent of a state-based health exchange. Last year,

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