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BOISE -- U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador's chief of staff is exiting the Idaho Republican's office.

John D. Goodwin, Jr., has worked for Labrador in Washington, D.C., for two years, but Thursday was his last day on the job.

Labrador's office didn't immediately say why Goodwin was leaving.

Goodwin had worked as a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association and worked for Republican representatives from Illinois and Connecticut.

He'd also worked for groups including the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Labrador, from Eagle, was elected to a second term in November after beating Democratic challenger Jimmy Farris.

Goodwin earned about $120,000 annually for heading up Labrador's staff.

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