After town hall finally ends at 9:45 p.m., Labrador says, 'I love interacting with people'

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Rep. Raul Labrador’s town-hall meeting in Meridian finally ended at a quarter to 10 last night, more than three hours after it started and only after Labrador had given everyone in line a chance to ask him a question, even as the crowd booed and jeered him. “I’m SUPER popular tonight,” he joked at one point, as he bounded across the stage, amid boos, to take the next question. After it was over, Labrador gathered with reporters for a brief Q-and-A. “I wasn’t planning to stay this late, and I don’t think we can do a town hall this late every time,” he said. But, he said, “I think the passion that you see with these crowds is really good. It’s always good when people are energized and concerned about their country and their communities. And it’s always...

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