Yesterday, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), sent out a dear colleague letter to fellow House Republicans explaining why he is running to be the next House Majority Leader. Labrador is running against current House Majority Whip, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). From the letter:
Given the extraordinary circumstances that triggered this election – and the related, ongoing divisions within our Party – this race needed another voice.
Promoting, by acclamation, a member of the very Washington leadership that has failed to bridge the divide with Republicans outside Washington struck me as exactly the wrong response. And so, I have decided to stand for Majority Leader – running not against anyone, but for everyone.
The simple fact is, Republicans will never again unite the country until we first unite our Party.
Some might question whether an outspoken conservative from the Class of 2010 could bring us together. But I believe I am uniquely qualified to do just that. Our Conference has the talent, the energy and the ideas equal to the challenges of these anxious times. What we lack is a positive, innovative reform agenda and the courage to implement it.
Throughout America, there is a growing sense that the American Dream is slipping away and that our leaders in Washington aren’t up to the challenge of preserving it.
Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) is keeping a running whip count on where the votes stand. Last week, Campaign for Liberty endorsed Representative Labrador for Majority Leader. Campaign for Liberty members should contact their Republican Representatives at 202-224-3121.
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