Raul Labrador: I'm close to securing the votes needed to become majority leader

“A lot of people are switching their votes, and they are really excited about having somebody challenge the establishment right now,” Mr. Labrador, Idaho Republican, said on “Fox and Friends.” “It is important for us to show that we need a new direction in the party.”

Asked whether he is nearing the 218 votes needed to win the job, Mr. Labrador said, “We’re close.”