Watch online Wednesday morning as Labrador meets with reporters on shutdown

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador has been all over the media representing the views of the tea party wing during the shutdown of the federal government.

Tomorrow morning, Idaho politics junkies can watch live-streamed video of the monthly “Conversations with Conservatives,” a press conference Labrador helped organize during his first term.

The presser is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

Details from a Labrador news release follow:

Do not miss this special opportunity to get the inside scoop from the House’s champions of conservatism!


Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET

Location: Rayburn 2226
Who: National and District News Media, including Bloggers

Conversations with Conservatives
is a group of free market and liberty-minded members of Congress that meets monthly with traditional press and bloggers to discuss the most important issues of the day.  Chaired by Representatives Raúl Labrador (ID-01), Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), and Jim Jordan (OH-04), each meeting features different conservative members of Congress who share their ideas and field questions from the media.  While questions are not limited to particular topics, Members are expected to discuss the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, ObamaCare, as well as other issues!


Participating Members at the October 2013 session of Conversations with Conservatives include: Rep. Raúl Labrador (ID-01), Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04), Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03), Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-04), Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-05), and Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05).  Additional participants may be announced.


Those who wish to view the event remotely may do so via  Viewers may also participate in the conversation on Twitter (tweet to @conversations using #CWC113).


The event will be moderated by Rob Bluey of The Heritage Foundation.  Lunch will be provided for members of the news media.

Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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