Comments for: Tea party-backed lawmaker makes bid for No. 2 U.S. House post

Posted June 13, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.

WASHINGTON — An outspoken tea party-backed Republican lawmaker on Friday opened his campaign for the No. 2 leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives against a top deputy of Speaker John Boehner in a bid to boost conservatives’ influence in the party. Raul Labrador of Idaho said he would …

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