Jimmy Farris: Labrador has squandered district's voice on budget

By aligning with the Republican Party's right wing, incumbent Rep. Raul Labrador is ineffective on the budget issues facing the nation, Democratic challenger Jimmy Farris says.

Here's an excerpt from Farris' rebuttal to our congressional endorsements.

"As the Idaho Statesman said, 'Fiscal health is the most urgent issue facing Congress.' In its endorsement of Congressman Labrador, the Statesman admitted that his refusal to consider a balanced approach to debt reduction is 'troubling.' Troubling is right, but that should be more than just a minor reservation or an afterthought; it effectively removes him from the discussion, taking away the entire First District’s seat at the table."

To read more, here are the links to Farris' rebuttal, and to our Oct. 21 editorial endorsing Labrador.

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