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|Last election =November 6, 2012
 
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|Next election =[[Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Prior office =[[Idaho House of Representatives]]
 
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|Birthday =December 8, 1967
 
|Birthday =December 8, 1967
 
|Place of birth =Carolina, Puerto Rico
 
|Place of birth =Carolina, Puerto Rico
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|Net worth = -$64,999
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
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|Religion = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
 
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{{tnr}}'''Raúl Rafael Labrador''' (b. December 8, 1967) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Labrador was elected by voters from [[Idaho's 1st congressional district]].  
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{{tnr}}'''Raúl Rafael Labrador''' (b. December 8, 1967) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Labrador was elected by voters from [[Idaho's 1st congressional district]]. He won re-election in November 2012.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/Jimmy-Farris-NFL-Congress-Idaho-1st-district-Raul-Labrador-209572-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Ex-NFL Player to Challenge Labrador in Idaho" Accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>.  
 
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Labrador is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2012|Idaho's]] [[Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|1st District]]. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. There are [[Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|four other candidates]] seeking the office<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/Jimmy-Farris-NFL-Congress-Idaho-1st-district-Raul-Labrador-209572-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Ex-NFL Player to Challenge Labrador in Idaho" Accessed December 5, 2011]</ref>. Primary elections will be held on March 15, 2012.
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Labrador is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/raul_labrador/412419''Gov Track'' "Labrador" Accessed May 24, 2012]</ref>
 
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Labrador is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/raul_labrador/412419''Gov Track'' "Labrador" Accessed May 24, 2012]</ref>
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Incumbent Labrador won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Idaho"]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
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.<ref name="biography"> [http://labrador.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=63&sectiontree=2,63 ''Congressman Raul Labrador'' "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
 
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.<ref name="biography"> [http://labrador.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=63&sectiontree=2,63 ''Congressman Raul Labrador'' "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===U.S. House of Representatives===
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===U.S. House===
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Labrador serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Committee on Judiciary]]
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**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
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**Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
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*[[United States House Committee on Natural Resources]]
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**Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
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**Subcommittee on Water and Power
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]] <ref name="committees"> [http://labrador.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=64&sectiontree=2,64 ''Congressman Raul Labrador'' "Committees" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform]] <ref name="committees"> [http://labrador.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=64&sectiontree=2,64 ''Congressman Raul Labrador'' "Committees" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
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** Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
 
** Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending
 
** Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform
 
** Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources ]]<ref name="committees"/>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources]]<ref name="committees"/>
 
** Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
 
** Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
 
** Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
 
** Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
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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.<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/labrador-calls-virginia-health-reform-ruling-a-great-victory-for-all-americans/ "Labrador calls Virginia health reform ruling ‘a great victory for all Americans,’" ''Idaho Reporter'', December 13th, 2010]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/labrador-calls-virginia-health-reform-ruling-a-great-victory-for-all-americans/ "Labrador calls Virginia health reform ruling ‘a great victory for all Americans,’" ''Idaho Reporter'', December 13th, 2010]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
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Labrador voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
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Labrador is considering a run for [[Governor of Idaho]] in 2014.<ref name=id14>[http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2013/01/14/idahopolitics/labrador_mulling_race_idaho_governor_insists_hes_not_decided ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Labrador mulling race for Idaho governor, but insists he's not decided," January 14, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Labrador is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2012|Idaho's]] [[Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|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 requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] of March 9, 2012. The primary elections were held on May 15, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2012/Primary/tot_stwd.htm Idaho Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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Labrador ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Idaho, 2012|Idaho's]] [[Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|1st District]]. Labrador won the nomination on the Republican ticket, defeating [[Reed McCandless]].  He defeated [[Jimmy Farris]] (D), [[Pro-Life]] (I), and [[Rob Oates]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2012/Primary/tot_stwd.htm Idaho Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"]</ref>
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
Laborador was endorsed by the National Rifle Assocition (NRA).<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Idaho.aspx ''NRA PVF'' "Idaho Endorsements" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
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Laborador was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Idaho.aspx ''NRA PVF'' "Idaho Endorsements" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
  
===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Labrador won election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Walt Minnick (D), Dave Olson (I) and Mike Washburn (L) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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|party3= Independent
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|party4= Libertarian
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|winner1 =Raul R. Labrador
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|candidate2 = Walt Minnick
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|candidate3= Dave Olson
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|candidate4=Mike Washburn
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|votes1 = 126231
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|votes2 = 102135
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|votes3= 17429
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|votes4=91
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Labrador
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|year=2010
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00031377&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Raul Labrador" Accessed April 5, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=830195
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Idaho, [[Idaho's 1st congressional district|District 1]])
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Idaho, [[Idaho's 1st congressional district|District 1]])
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===2012===
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[[File:Raul Labrador 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Labrador's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Labrador won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $830,195 and spent $604,719.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031377&cycle=2012''Open Secrets'' "Raul Labrador 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Idaho's 1st Congressional District
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|party =  Republican
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|total raised = $830,195
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|total spent = $604,719
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|opponent raised =  $82,924
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|opponent spent = $82,903
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|org1 = National Auto Dealers Assn
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|org2 = Auld Investments
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|org3 =  Every Republican is Crucial PAC
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|org4 =  Freedom Project
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|org5 =  JR Simplot Co
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|orgdonor1 =  $13,000
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|orgdonor2 = $10,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,000
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|orgdonor4 =  $10,000
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|orgdonor5 =  $10,000
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|ind1 =  Leadership PACs
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|ind2 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind3 =  Retired
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|ind4 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind5 = Real Estate
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|inddonor1 =  $53,173
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|inddonor2 =  $47,350
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|inddonor3 = $41,860
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|inddonor4 = $31,904
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|inddonor5 = $30,650
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Labrador missed 76 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 4.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/raul_labrador/412419 ''GovTrack,'' "Raul Labrador," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Labrador paid his congressional staff a total of $758,732 in 2011.  He ranks 29th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 32nd overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Idaho]] ranks 25th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2747/Rep_Raul_Labrador.html LegiStorm "Raul Labrador"]</ref>
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Labrador paid his congressional staff a total of $758,732 in 2011.  He ranks 29th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 32nd overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Idaho]] ranks 25th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2747/Rep_Raul_Labrador.html LegiStorm "Raul Labrador"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Labrador's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$145,995 and $15,997. That averages to -$64,999, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 103.13% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031377&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Labrador (R-Idaho), 2011"]</ref>
  
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====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Labrador's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $-130,993 and $66,997. That averages to $-31,998, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031377&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Labrador, (R-Idaho), 2010"]</ref>
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Labrador's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $-130,993 and $66,997. That averages to $-31,998, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031377&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Labrador, (R-Idaho), 2010"]</ref>
  
===Political Positions===
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====Percentage voting with party====
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Labrador ranked 189th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013]</ref>
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Labrador ranked 174th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Labrado and his wife, Rebecca, are the proud parents of five children – Michael, Katerina, Joshua, Diego and Rafael. They live in Eagle, [[Idaho]].<ref name="about"> [http://www.labrador4idaho.com/about-raul-labrador/ ''Raul Labrador for Idaho'' "About Raul" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
 
Labrado and his wife, Rebecca, are the proud parents of five children – Michael, Katerina, Joshua, Diego and Rafael. They live in Eagle, [[Idaho]].<ref name="about"> [http://www.labrador4idaho.com/about-raul-labrador/ ''Raul Labrador for Idaho'' "About Raul" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
  
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/house/membershipSingle.cfm?ID=28 Idaho House of Representatives Members]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=57391 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=57391 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=101971 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84132 2006]
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Raul R. Labrador
Raul R. Labrador.jpg
U.S. House, Idaho, District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorWalt Minnick (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,556,483
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
2006-2010
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University[1]
J.D.University of Washington School of Law
Personal
BirthdayDecember 8, 1967
Place of birthCarolina, Puerto Rico
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth-$64,999
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Raul R. Labrador campaign logo
Raúl Rafael Labrador (b. December 8, 1967) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Labrador was elected by voters from Idaho's 1st congressional district. He won re-election in November 2012.[2].

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Labrador is a "centrist Republican follower".[3]

Incumbent Labrador won re-election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Biography

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.[5]

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.[6]

In August 2012, he was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.[7]

Career

  • Labrador is a practicing attorney.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Labrador serves on the following committees:[9]

2011-2012

Idaho House of Representatives

2009-2010

Labrador was a member of these committees:

Issues

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."[12]

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.[13]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Labrador voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[14]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014

Labrador is considering a run for Governor of Idaho in 2014.[15]

2012

See also: Idaho's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Labrador ran 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. He defeated Jimmy Farris (D), Pro-Life (I), and Rob Oates (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[16]

U.S. House, Idaho District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaul R. Labrador Incumbent 63% 199,402
     Democratic Jimmy Farris 30.8% 97,450
     Libertarian Rob Oates 3.9% 12,265
     Independent Pro-Life 2.4% 7,607
Total Votes 316,724
Source: Idaho Secretary of State "November 6, 2012 General Election Results"


Idaho's 1st Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Labrador Incumbent 80.6% 58,003
Reed McCandless 19.4% 13,917
Total Votes 71,920

Endorsements

Laborador was endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).[17]

Full history


2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Labrador ran for the 1st District congressional seat in 2010. He defeated Vaughn Ward in the Republican primary on May 25. [19]

2008

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).[20]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 14B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Raul Labrador (R) 22,093 69.1%
Glida Bothwell (D) 9,869 30.9%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Labrador is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Labrador raised a total of $1,556,483 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[21]

Raul Labrador's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Idaho, District 1) Won $830,195
2010 U.S. House (Idaho, District 1) Won $726,288
Grand Total Raised $1,556,483

2012

Breakdown of the source of Labrador's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Labrador won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Labrador's campaign committee raised a total of $830,195 and spent $604,719.[22]

2010

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.[23]

2008

In 2008, Labrador raised $18,362.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [24]


Donor Amount
David W. & Kristin J. Turnbell $1,000

District 14-B

Labrador represented seat B in Idaho House District 14. District 14 includes Ada County which represents the Greater Boise area[25].

Campaign donors

Breakdown of the source of Labrador's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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 .[26]

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Labrador missed 76 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 4.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[27]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Labrador paid his congressional staff a total of $758,732 in 2011. He ranks 29th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 32nd overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Idaho ranks 25th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[28]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Labrador's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$145,995 and $15,997. That averages to -$64,999, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 103.13% from 2010.[29]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Labrador's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-130,993 and $66,997. That averages to $-31,998, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[30]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Labrador ranked 189th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[31]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Labrador ranked 174th in the conservative rankings.[32]

Voting with party

2011

Raul R. Labrador voted with the Republican Party 89 of the time, which ranked 200 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[33]

Personal

Labrado and his wife, Rebecca, are the proud parents of five children – Michael, Katerina, Joshua, Diego and Rafael. They live in Eagle, Idaho.[8]

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References

  1. '"Mormon Media Observer" piece on Labrador in Mormon Times, Accessed October 28, 2011
  2. Roll Call "Ex-NFL Player to Challenge Labrador in Idaho" Accessed December 5, 2011
  3. Gov Track "Labrador" Accessed May 24, 2012
  4. Politico "2012 Election Map, Idaho"
  5. Congressman Raul Labrador "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011
  6. "Rep. Raul Labrador wins Idaho primary upset," Politico, May 26, 2010
  7. San Francisco Chronicle "20 Latino political rising stars of 2012 (with PHOTO GALLERY)," August 25, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Raul Labrador for Idaho "About Raul" Accessed October 28, 2011
  9. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Congressman Raul Labrador "Committees" Accessed October 28, 2011
  11. Idaho House, Members of Idaho house standing committees
  12. "Labrador criticizes Harry Reid’s Hispanic comments," Idaho Reporter, August 11, 2010
  13. "Labrador calls Virginia health reform ruling ‘a great victory for all Americans,’" Idaho Reporter, December 13th, 2010
  14. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  15. Idaho Statesman, "Labrador mulling race for Idaho governor, but insists he's not decided," January 14, 2013
  16. Idaho Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  17. NRA PVF "Idaho Endorsements" Accessed May 1, 2012
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Labrador Wins IdahoReporter.com
  20. Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008
  21. Open Secrets "Raul Labrador" Accessed April 5, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Raul Labrador 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  23. "Minnick, Labrador raise hundreds of thousands in last three months," Idaho Reporter, October 8, 2010
  24. 2008 contributors to Raul Labrador
  25. "Idaho Legislature" 2009 Legislative Directory, July 22, 2009(See page 2)
  26. Open Secrets "John Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011
  27. GovTrack, "Raul Labrador," Accessed April 1, 2013
  28. LegiStorm "Raul Labrador"
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Labrador (R-Idaho), 2011"
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Labrador, (R-Idaho), 2010"
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Walt Minnick
U.S. House of Representatives - Idaho District 1
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Stan Bastian
Idaho House District 14B
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Reed DeMordaunt