Posted on Apr 30, 2012
VOTE: Tuesday, MAY 15th, 2012
Raúl Labrador for Idaho Campaign Update…..
From Owyhee County to Boundary County, and Murphy to the beautiful Bonners Ferry, Raúl Labrador has spent his weekends home from D.C. travelling the first Congressional District talking to voters about issues concerning Idahoans. Congressman Labrador has heard you all loud and clear and he agrees with you!
He agrees with you that the biggest issues facing our country are the economy and the mounting debt we are leaving for our grandchildren.
While our country borrows 42 cents of every dollar to fund our government, we are falling deeper and deeper into a vulnerable place where our National Security is at risk. That’s why it is so important to send Congressman Labrador back to D.C. to keep fighting for our future.
Congressman Labrador has kept his promises to Idahoans. In the recent endorsement from the Idaho Statesman, they stated, “In his first term, Labrador has stayed true to his conservative beliefs on fiscal matters.” He has stood up in Washington DC as he said he would, on the real issues Idahoans care about concerning our debt, wasteful spending, and government over-regulation that hurts our economy.
During the debt ceiling negotiations, Raúl was credited as a “leader of the freshman class” for his work in securing a vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment for the first time since 1995. As a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, he has fought for justice for the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry as a result of the Obama Administration’s disgraced “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program. After reviewing all of the significant findings, Raúl was the first Member of Congress to formally and courageously demand the resignation of Attorney General Holder for his failures as the nation’s most important agent of justice.
People have noticed the couragous steps Congressman Labrador have taken on behalf of Idahoans. He has recently accepted awards and endorsements from pro-conservative groups such as the Club for Growth, The National Rifle Association, The Reagan Republicans, and Americans for Prosperity. He has also received awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was endorsed by the Idaho Statesman newspaper.
To browse Congressman Labrador’s history in the 112th Congress, you may view his voting record here: http://www.labrador4idaho.com/issues/
Awards and Honors
Club for Growth:
A+ or 100 percent;
one of only nine members of Congress to earn this distinction.
Americans for Prosperity:
A+ or 100 percent.
Family Research Council:
American Conservative Union:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
94 percent; recipient of the “Spirit of Enterprise Award.”
National Taxpayers Union:
A or 89 percent.
National Rifle Association:
How You can Help Raúl’s Re-Election
The Raúl Labrador for Idaho campaign is geared up for re-election! With the Primary Election just 2 weeks away, here are ways you can help with the efforts:
Make Phone Calls from Home: Contact the Campaign Office at (208) 938-2500 and we will send you a list and a simple script inviting voters to cast their ballot for Raúl.
Signs: If you already have a sign from the 2010 election, please place it near a busy road or intersection starting May 1st. Make sure to pick it up after Election Day.
Write a letter to the Editor: Have some words of support for Congressman Labrador? Say it in a letter to the editor! It’s one of the most often read sections of the paper and is a really important place to show support for Raúl. Visit the website at http://www.labrador4idaho.com/letter-to-the-editor/ for a useful tool to get your letter to your local paper.
Vote by Mail (absentee): The deadline to request a vote by mail ballot is quickly approaching (May 9th) so get your request in today! A early vote is a secured vote for Raúl and gets him one vote closer to victory– even before the polls open. Visit the website for all the info on voting by mail and absentee voting: http://tinyurl.com/7ezu4uv
Vote Early or in Person on Election Day at your County Elections Office: Find out where your early voting site is and it’s hours of operation here: http://www.idahovotes.gov/Clerk.htm
and/or your new polling location here: http://tinyurl.com/6uzrpj9
Talk to your friends about Raúl! Send text messages reminding friends to vote on May 15th.
Paid for by Raul Labrador for Idaho