“I want a House Leadership team that reflects the best of our conference. A leadership team that can bring the Republican conference together," Labrador, first elected to the House in 2010, said. "A leadership team that can help unite and grow our party. Americans don’t believe their leaders in Washington are listening and now is the time to change that."
Labrador's entrance adds some competition to the race after some McCarthy challengers either declined a run (Rep. Jeb Hensarling) or abandoned one (Rep. Pete Sessions).