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Fulcher announces two more stops on governor trek, Friday in Emmett, Payette

Having completed two days of his exploratory “Russ Fulcher Listens” tour in Eastern Idaho, the Magic Valley and Elmore County, Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, announced today that he’ll be in Emmett and Payette on Friday.

Fulcher said Oct. 19 that he is considering challenging two-term Gov. Butch Otter in the May 20, 2014, GOP primary. Last week, he announced he would tour the state to test the waters.

At 8:30 a.m. Friday, Fulcher will be at Cold Mountain Creek, 1825 Highway 16 in Emmett.

At 11:30 a.m, he will appear at the Hideaway Grill, 1630 3rd Ave., in Payette.

A news release from the campaign follows:

(MERIDIAN, ID) – Sen. Russ Fulcher (R – Meridian) today unveiled more stops on his “Russ Fulcher Listens” tour.  Russ is traveling throughout Idaho, listening to the concerns of Idahoans, as he explores a bid to run for governor.  Lasting 2-3 weeks, his trip includes meetings with potential primary voters, grassroots activists, and key community leaders.  Russ understands the value of people from all around our great state.  He continues to be encouraged by the range of comments he’s hearing– both in listening sessions with voters and activists, and in meetings with local leaders.

He’s already visited many places in Idaho on this tour — from Rexburg to Mountain Home– and several places in between.  But he’s not stopping there.  On Friday, November 1st, he’ll be in Emmett and Payette.


November 1st

Emmett: 8:30 AM “Russ Fulcher Listens” Tour Stop: Cold Mountain Creek, 1825 Highway 16, Emmett

Payette: 11:30 AM “Russ Fulcher Listens” Tour Stop: The Hideaway Grill, 1630 3rd Ave, Payette


Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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