BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has selected Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador to serve as the campaign’s western states chairman.
Paul’s campaign announced Wednesday that Labrador will campaign for the Kentucky Republican including Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho and Arizona.
Labrador has served as a Republican congressman in Idaho since 2010.
The two politicians have long been considered tea party favorites.
In a statement, Paul praised Labrador’s defense of the Constitution as a primary reason he was selected, adding that the congressman also has experience living across the western part of the United States.
Labrador added that he’s supporting Paul because of his conservative fiscal values and promise to limit the powers of the federal government.