Multiple local media have reported that Rep. Raúl Labrador will run for governor of Idaho, according to Roll Call.
“Idaho needs a proven conservative leader who will stand against the special interests and politicians that have picked the winners and losers in our state Capitol for too long,” Labrador said. “Idaho needs a strong leader who will make government fair for everyone. Idaho needs a governor who will provide a new vision, a new approach and new leadership.”
Labrador is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, a group including Rep. Mark Meadows who held President Trump accountable in getting a better health care bill than the original Swampcare offered in February.
Recently, Labrador stirred up some controversy during a town hall where he claimed that “nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”
According to Roll Call, Labrador’s run brings the number of House members seeking governorships to six. These include Democrat Rep. Todd Prichard in Iowa, and possibly GOP Rep. Mike Kelly in Pennsylvania.