Rumors are flying around Washington Dc and here in the Capital City that two-term Idaho Representative Raul Labrador is being mentioned as a successor to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor after Cantor’s surprise primary defeat in Virginia.
Labrador declined comment on the speculation as he boarded a plane to Idaho from Washington, D.C., to accompany Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to his speech Friday at the Idaho Republican convention.
But an article on Politico and Roll Call reported Labrador may emerge as the tea party alternative to the favorite to replace Cantor, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California.
On Twitter Labrador’s campaign aide China Gum retweeted a series of posts, among them were this from Jake Sherman of Politico: “R(epublican)s now chattering about RAUL LABRADOR taking on McCarthy for majority leader.” Sherman reported that Labrador was making calls to test support.