Labrador won’t run for Idaho governor

August 14, 2013

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) announced Wednesday that he will not wage a primary campaign against Gov. Butch Otter (R) in 2014.

Labrador, one of the leading conservatives in the House, said he will instead seek reelection.

From the Idaho Statesman:

At a press conference in Meridian, Labrador, a Republican from Eagle, said he is making a difference in Washington — with the deficit cut in half since he came to the House — and wants to stay where he has influence.

He still wasn’t ready to endorse Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, who has announced he plans to seek re-election in 2014.

“Butch Otter could do a better job,” Labrador said. “Hopefully with the leadership of the Legislature they can do a better job.”

 

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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