U.S. Republican Representative Labrador running for House majority leader post

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Posted: Jun 13, 2014 1:55 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican Representative Raul Labrador, a conservative Tea Party favorite, said on Friday that he is running for the post of House majority leader to replace Eric Cantor, who is stepping down.

Labrador announced his candidacy in a statement. He said he had been stunned by Cantor's primary election loss earlier this week, but that the message from that episode was clear that "Americans are looking for change in the status quo."

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Eric Beech)