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Raul Labrador to make ‘campaign announcement’ Wednesday

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), a fast-rising tea party-backed star of the Republican Party, plans to make an announcement Wednesday about his future political plans.

The second-term congressman said Monday that he would make the announcement, with speculation focused on a potential challenge to Gov. Butch Otter (R), who has announced plans to seek reelection in 2014. Labrador made the announcement during a lengthy interview with the Idaho Statesman on Monday, during which he declined to detail his future plans.