The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) announced a resolution of its National Board, today, urging Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho to run for Majority Leader of the House.
“Labrador’s election as Majority Leader,” according to RLC National Chair Matt Nye, “would represent an acknowledgement by House members that Eric Cantor’s primary loss last week is a sign that new ideas are gaining influence in the Party. More and more, Republicans are asking that the Party return to its small government roots, and Labrador represents that element of the Party well.”
After Labrador’s name was mentioned as a potential candidate for Majority Leader, the RLC National Board looked at the options, reviewed Labrador’s history—which includes a 90% rating on the RLC’s most recent Liberty Index—and determined that Labrador was an exceptional candidate for the position.
The Republican Liberty Caucus is the nation’s oldest organization of Liberty Republicans, founded in 1991. It is a 527-c all-volunteer organization with thousands of members nationwide. Its members include elected officials, party committee members and grassroots activists committed to working within the Republican Party to bring about increased liberty, smaller government and lower taxes.
The 2013 Liberty Index, compiled by Dr. Clifford Thies, can be found on line here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/199498614/Liberty-Index-2013