Tea Party-backed Lawmaker Makes Bid For No. 2 U.S. House Post

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June 14, 2014 AT 7:35 AM
Raul Labrador of Idaho opened his campaign for the No. 2 leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives against a top deputy of Speaker John Boehner in a bid to boost conservatives' influence in the party. Labrador said he would run for the House Majority Leader job in a special leadership election scheduled for June 19 after Eric Cantor of Virginia announced he was stepping down following his shock primary election defeat on Tuesday to a Tea Party movement activist.