Paul: Labrador would be 'a great leader'
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulFive things to watch in two Ohio special election primaries Up next in the culture wars: Adding women to the draft The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators 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 Ivan CantorBottom line Virginia GOP candidates for governor gear up for convention Cantor: 'Level of craziness' in Washington has increased 'on both sides' 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.