I wrote a few weeks ago about Raul Labrador, Republican from Idaho, running against Walt Minnick. Raul did beat Minnick with 52% of the vote. Here he is speaking about what the freshman class and congress in general should be doing. Raul is a Tea Party backed candidate, and I think it is interesting to see that the Tea Party message is moving forward. (Also interesting is that this was a semi loss for Palin, as she backed Raul’s opponent, Vaughn Ward, in the Primary race wayyyyy back in May. )

At the end of the piece, I got a chuckle as Bill Hemmer struggled to remember if Mr. Labrador was from Iowa or Idaho. I think he invented a new state Iow-daho.