Paul: Labrador would be 'a great leader'
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework 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 CantorEric Cantor offering advice to end ‘immigration wars’ Trump's olive branch differs from the golden eras of bipartisanship After divisive rally, Trump calls for unity 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.