Labrador Announces Bid For Idaho Governor

Juliegrace Brufke | Capitol Hill Reporter

Prominent House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Raul Labrador is planning an Idaho gubernatorial bid for 2018.

Labrador, a staunch conservative, has served as the representative for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District since 2011. He filed to run Tuesday, which will leave his safe red district open.

“Idaho needs a proven conservative leader who will stand against the special interests and politicians that have picked the winners and losers in our state Capitol for too long,” he said in a statement. “Idaho needs a strong leader who will make government fair for everyone. Idaho needs a governor who will provide a new vision, a new approach, and new leadership.”

Labrador considered running in 2014, but ultimately decided against it, The Hill reports.

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