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Tea party challenger makes long-shot bid against McCarthy for GOP leader
Tea party challenger makes long-shot bid against McCarthy for GOP leader

Conservative Rep. Raul Labrador will challenge California's Kevin McCarthy for the House leadership, a long-shot bid backed by outside tea party groups to boost a red-state Republican to majority leader. Labrador said Friday he was jumping into the race because the message from Majority Leader Eric Cantor's unexpected loss in his Virginia primary this week was that "Americans are looking for a change in the status quo." "Americans don't believe their leaders in Washington are listening, and now is the time to change that," said Labrador, a second-term Republican from Idaho, who was elected on the 2010 tea party wave. "I want to create a vision of...

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