Idaho House Race: Minnick, Labrador clash over drug case

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 29, 2010 10:50 AM
A new ad from Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick alleges that Republican Raul Labrador planned to allow his illegal immigrant client to flee to Mexico to avoid facing a felony charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

State Rep. Labrador called the ad “a wild, slanderous, libelous claim that will help define Minnick’s campaign as the most reprehensible, morally bankrupt, ethically corrupt political campaign in Idaho history.”

Minnick stood by the ad. “I quoted a U.S. attorney who said that (Labrador) had a ‘specific and pre-existing plan’ to get his client released on bail on a drug charge so that he could skip the country and not have to face the consequences.”