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

Susan Ferrechio
The Washington Examiner

Second-term Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, plans to challenge Rep.Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for the second most powerful Houseleadership position.

Labrador just released a statement announcing his bid for House majority leader, saying he believes Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss on Tuesday shows, “Americans are looking for a change in the status quo.”

The leadership election is scheduled for June 19. Labrador made the announcement a half-day after it appeared McCarthy had the job locked up with no opponents…



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