Mired in a tough election battle with Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick in Idaho’s First Congressional District, GOP nominee Raul Labrador certainly needs help if his campaign is going to be victorious in November. According to IdahoReporter.com, Phil Handy has come to the rescue.
Handy, a communications staffer for Republican Idaho senators and Lt. Gov. Brad Little, will now help the state GOP efforts to elect Rep. Raul Labrador of Eagle to Congress. Phil Hardy was the communications director for Senate Republicans the past two years and had worked for the lieutenant governor when the Legislature was out of session. He was also outspoken during a meeting at the state convention this past weekend over proposed GOP resolutions.
“Elections matter and never more so than in 2010, therefore I look forward to adding my efforts to those within the Idaho Republican Party who wish to keep Idaho a bastion of limited government and fiscal conservatism,” Hardy said in a news release.
Hardy will work for the Idaho Republican Party as a victory director, where his primary focus will be the Labrador campaign. He replaces Lindsay Hemmer, who had been announced as victory director, but didn’t accept the job due to personal reasons, according to party executive director Jonathan Parker.
The Rothenberg Political Report currently rates ID-1 as “Lean Democrat.”