AP: Labrador used state seal in fundraising letter

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador used the state’s official seal in a gubernatorial campaign fundraising letter, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

The state frowns upon the use of the seal in political literature. The use of the seal could be seen as an inference that a candidate has the state’s endorsement, deputy secretary of state Tim Hurst told Kimberlee Kruesi of the AP.

In a statement to Kruesi, Labrador campaign manager China Gum did not mention whether Labrador would stop using the seal.

Labrador is among three major Republicans looking to succeed retiring Gov. Butch Otter. Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise developer and physician Tommy Ahlquist are also in the running.