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|Raul R. Labrador|
|U.S. House, Idaho, District 1|
|January 3, 2011-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Idaho House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|J.D.||University of Washington School of Law|
|Date of birth||December 8, 1967|
|Place of birth||Carolina, Puerto Rico|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 District 14-B
- 8 Campaign donors
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Labrador is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Idaho's 1st District. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. There are four other candidates seeking the office. Primary elections will be held on March 15, 2012.
Labrador was born in Puerto Rico. After high school, he went on to obtain a degree from Brigham Young University and later completed his J.D. from the University of Washington. Labrador, an immigration attorney, ran his own law practice until elected to Congress.
Labrador was a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives. He represented District 14B from 2006-2010. He was last re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2010. Labrador ran for and won election toIdaho's 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010.
- 2006-2010:Idaho House of Representatives
- 2011-Present: United States House of Representatives, Idaho's 1st Congressional District
- Labrador is a practicing attorney.
U.S. House of Representatives
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 
- Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations (Vice-Chairman)
- Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
- Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources 
- Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
- Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
- Subcommittee on Water and Power
Idaho House of Representatives
Labrador was a member of these committees:
Reaction to Harry Reid
On August 10, 2010, Democratic U.S. Senate Leader Harry Reid expressed confusion over some political persuasions of Hispanic Americans.
"I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK," Reid said, speaking to Latino supporters. "Do I need to say more?"
Labrador said these comments about Hispanics in the Republican Party were "racist, outrageous, and unacceptable." Labrador called on Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick and party leaders to denounce Reid’s comments.
"Harry Reid’s latest race-baited comments are simply unacceptable to all members of the Hispanic community," Labrador, who was born in Puerto Rico, said in a news release. "Contrary to Senator Reid’s beliefs, the Latino community is perfectly capable of making choices of political affiliation that are in its best interests, including being Republicans."
Minnick's campaign manager said, "Walt doesn’t make any decision based on what Raul Labrador tells him to do."
Health care legislation
In response to the December 13, 2010 Eastern District of Virginia ruling on Ken Cuccinelli's suit challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, congressman-elect Labrador said:
"Today’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson in Virginia that the Health Care Reform Bill passed by Congress last Christmas Eve contains unconstitutional requirements represents a great victory for all Americans and our Constitution."
Labrador was one of the key figures behind the Idaho Health Freedom Act, which authorized Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to sue the federal government over the individual insurance mandate. Idaho had joined with 19 states in a separate suit against the requirement and is awaiting a formal hearing in the case.
Labrador is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Idaho's 1st District. Labrador won the nomination on the Republican ticket, defeating Reed McCandless. Jimmy Farris and Cynthia Clinkingbeard are running as Democrats. Additionally, Rob Oates is running as a Libertarian. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 9, 2012. The primary elections were held on May 15, 2012.
|Idaho's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|Raul Labrador Incumbent||80.6%||58,003|
Laborador was endorsed by the National Rifle Assocition (NRA).
Labrador ran for the 1st District congressional seat in 2010. He defeated Vaughn Ward in the Republican primary on May 25. 
On November 4, 2008, Republican Raul Labrador won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 14B receiving 69.1% of the vote (22,093 votes), ahead of Democrat Glida Bothwell who received 30.9% of the vote (9,869 votes).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 14B (2008)|
|Raul Labrador (R)||22,093||69.1%|
|Glida Bothwell (D)||9,869||30.9%|
Between July and September 2010, Labrador raised more than $250,000 for his campaign.
“These donations will allow me to deliver the message of limited government, lower taxes, repealing Obamacare and getting government off the backs of small businesses,” Labrador said in a news release.
In 2008, Labrador raised $18,362.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. 
|David W. & Kristin J. Turnbell||$1,000|
Labrador represented seat B in Idaho House District 14. District 14 includes Ada County which represents the Greater Boise area.
Labrador won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $726,288 and spent $686,293 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Idaho's 1st Congressional District, 2010 - Raul Labrador Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$2,649,048|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$2,473,287|
|Top contributors to Raul Labrador's campaign committee|
|State of Idaho||$10,500|
|Longview Partners Investment||$9,600|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
- Social media:
- Political profiles:
- Financial (federal level):
- Financial (state level):
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- Media appearances:
- Media coverage:
- Labrador's campaign website
- Idaho House of Representatives Members
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006
- '"Mormon Media Observer" piece on Labrador in Mormon Times, Accessed October 28, 2011
- Roll Call "Ex-NFL Player to Challenge Labrador in Idaho" Accessed December 5, 2011
- Gov Track "Labrador" Accessed May 24, 2012
- Congressman Raul Labrador "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011
- "Rep. Raul Labrador wins Idaho primary upset," Politico, May 26, 2010
- Raul Labrador for Idaho "About Raul" Accessed October 28, 2011
- Congressman Raul Labrador "Committees" Accessed October 28, 2011
- Idaho House, Members of Idaho house standing committees
- "Labrador criticizes Harry Reid’s Hispanic comments," Idaho Reporter, August 11, 2010
- "Labrador calls Virginia health reform ruling ‘a great victory for all Americans,’" Idaho Reporter, December 13th, 2010
- Idaho Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- NRA PVF "Idaho Endorsements" Accessed May 1, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Labrador Wins IdahoReporter.com
- Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- "Minnick, Labrador raise hundreds of thousands in last three months," Idaho Reporter, October 8, 2010
- 2008 contributors to Raul Labrador
- "Idaho Legislature" 2009 Legislative Directory, July 22, 2009(See page 2)
- Open Secrets "John Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011
|U.S. House of Representatives - Idaho District 1
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho House District 14B
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