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Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador on Tuesday formally launched his campaign to be Idaho's next governor 2018, promising to bring his conservative leadership to the Gem State.

"Today I want to thank the people of Idaho for believing in me for the past seven years, your friendship and your prayers have meant more to me than you know," Labrador said to a crowd of just under 100 people — with children making up at least a third of the audience — while speaking in Boise.

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Congress let the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act expire in the fall of 2014, leaving Idaho counties and school districts with $26 million less than expected.

Idaho counties will bear the brunt of this loss. Seventy percent ofSecure Rural Schools money goes to counties for things like road maintenance. Thirty percent goes to school districts.

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