Candidates For Idaho's First Congressional District Release TV Ads

Oct 26, 2016

Both candidates vying for Idaho's First Congressional District launched new TV ads in the last week.

James Piotrowski is the Democratic challenger running an underdog campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Raul Labrador. Piotrowski -- a Boise attorney who lives in Eagle -- opens his ad with a man flyfishing on the Boise River. He's identified as Republican voter Troy Cooper, who takes aim at Labrador over public lands.

"Fishing here...before Congressman Labrador sells off our public lands for big corporations. With Labrador there's always a catch." -- Troy Cooper in 2016 campaign ad for James Piotrowski

Incumbent Rep. Raul Labrador's campaign put out his second ad of the cycle, touting his conservative values. The Republican is running for his fourth term in Congress.  

"We have too many government bureaucrats who think that they know better than the people back home. What we need to do is have less regulations, not more. Less government dependency, not more. And Idahoans want the federal government to stay out of their way. They know better than D.C. bureaucrats." -- Raul Labrador, 2016 campaign ad

Click here to watch the candidates' Oct. 17 debate on KTVB TV.

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