Paul: Labrador would be 'a great leader'
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Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulDestructive 'fat cat' tax law a complete flop. It's time to repeal it. Trump must take action in Macedonia to fix damage done by Obama and Clinton We can put America first by preventing public health disasters MORE (R-Ky.) has thrown his support behind Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador's bid to become the next House majority leader, according to the Associated Press.

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"I think Labrador would be a great leader," the 2016 GOP presidential hopeful said at the Idaho Republican Convention on Friday, joined by the second-term congressman.

Labrador jumped into the GOP leadership race to replace House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorTrump nominates two new DOD officials Brat: New ObamaCare repeal bill has 'significant' changes Overnight Energy: Flint lawmaker pushes EPA for new lead rule MORE on Friday, challenging Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in next Thursday's special election.

During his keynote address, Paul urged unity within the Republican party ahead of the midterm election.