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  • Raul Labrador presides over chaos at Idaho GOP convention

    Rep. Raul Labrador, the Idaho Republican running for House majority leader, presided over chaos at this weekend's state GOP convention in Moscow, which abruptly adjourned Saturday after he failed to broker an agreement between the party's warring factions.

  • The conservative who could be a dark horse in House leadership fight

    Rep. Marlin Stutzman is showing enough strength in the race for House majority whip that some Republicans monitoring the contest are predicting it could go to a second ballot.

  • The bafflingly simple reason Raul Labrador had trouble campaigning for majority leader this weekend

    As Rep. Raul Labrador launched his upstart bid for House Majority Leader on Friday, he ran into a big problem: He didn't have his colleagues' phone numbers. House Republican members and GOP aides, in interviews with the Washington Examiner over the weekend, said that the Idaho Republican has...

  • Here's how the next majority leader handled a similar job in the past

    If Rep. Kevin McCarthy becomes House majority leader in August as expected, it won't be the first time he's been in that kind of role. As a member of the California legislature, McCarthy was also a caucus leader. State Republicans who watched him in that job say he was a savant at cementing...

  • Wanted: 118 House Republicans with the courage to elect a real leader

    "The secret to happiness is freedom. The secret to freedom is courage." Thucydides penned that 2,500 years ago, and the House Republicans should be thinking on that line -- especially this week. There are 234 Republicans in the House, who are about to elect a new leader. Are there at least...

  • Eric Cantor: 'I don't have any regrets'

    Just five days after Rep. Eric Cantor's stunning defeat, the first sitting majority leader to go down to a primary challenger in history, the Virginia Republican denied that his loss had anything to do with being out of touch with voters in his district. Cantor said he didn't believe the...

  • How Eric Cantor's loss leaves the GOP with an uncertain future

    Less than 24 hours after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got ambushed in a GOP primary, shell-shocked Republicans gathered in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. The Virginia Republican gave a short speech, saying he would give up his leadership post at the end of July. Then the man he was...

  • The risk and opportunity of Raul Labrador's bid for House majority leader

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, has decided to enter the race for House majority leader, presenting both a risk and opportunity for conservatives.

  • This Tea Party favorite just jumped in the race to replace Eric Cantor

    Second-term Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, plans to challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for the second most powerful House leadership position. Labrador just released a statement announcing his bid for House majority leader, saying he believes Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss on...



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