Former U.S. Congressman Raúl Labrador bested incumbent Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden for the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s primary, unseating Idaho’s longest-serving attorney general.
Labrador held a lead of 51% of primary votes over Wasden’s 38% as of Tuesday night, with about 80% of Idaho precincts reporting results. Labrador told the Idaho Capital Sun he expected that lead would grow as more results came in from Kootenai County and other areas.
“The people of Idaho have given me an opportunity to make sure that we have a strong conservative voice in the attorney general’s office, and I want to make sure that I make them proud,” Labrador said.