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  • House conservatives should also be held responsible for leadership fiasco

    For good reason, conservatives lamented the fact that House Republicans on Thursday voted to replace Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., as majority leader with his hand picked successor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

  • Many House Republicans feel irrelevant, candidates say

    They may be in the majority, but many House Republicans feel irrelevant. That’s the problem both candidates for House majority leader promised to fix when they delivered their pitches to the rank and file at a closed door meeting. “I want every member to feel relevant again,” Rep. Raul...

  • Why Raul Labrador can't win his long-shot bid for a leadership post

    Rep. Raul Labrador returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to formally begin rounding up support from fellow GOP lawmakers in his uphill bid to become majority leader.

  • Why talk radio host Laura Ingraham is clashing with Raul Labrador

    Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday warned Rep. Raul Labrador he is "squandering" an opportunity to win over conservative voters because of his support for increasing legal immigration. Labrador, R-Idaho, is running for House majority leader as an underdog conservative...

  • Here's what Raul Labrador told House Republicans a leadership race needed

    Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, on Monday night delivered a written appeal to fellow GOP House lawmakers, seeking their vote in Thursday's vote to elect a new majority leader. He told members that because of divisions within the GOP, “the race needs another voice.” Labrador, who took office...

  • 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 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...

  • 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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