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Congressman Labrador files to run for Idaho governor

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U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador is expected to make a formal announcement in the coming weeks about his plans to run for Idaho governor in 2018.

According to the Associated Press, he filed the required campaign finance forms required by the state on Tuesday.

That makes him one step closer to officially be in the Gubernatorial race.

Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little, former GOP state Sen. Russ Fulcher and Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist have also entered the governor's race to succeed Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

Boise, Idaho. Raúl Labrador today released the following statement.

"Running for Governor of the great state of Idaho takes serious preparation. To comply with both the spirit and the letter of the law, I have filed the appropriate campaign finance form required to register as a candidate for Governor. I'll be making a formal announcement in the coming weeks.

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. 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."

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