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Fulcher in Meridian, Caldwell, Nampa on Tuesday for last leg of gubernatorial tour

Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, will complete his statewide “Russ Fulcher Listens” tour with stops in the Treasure Valley on Tuesday and a Tuesday evening telephone town hall. The Idaho Senate’s Majority Caucus Chairman is weighing a challenge to two-term Republican Gov. Butch Otter.

Fulcher, whose top issue is opposition to Otter’s creation of a state-based health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, will be in Meridian at noon, Caldwell at 2:30 p.m. and Nampa and 6 p.m.

Details follow in a news release:

(MERIDIAN, ID) – Senator Russ Fulcher (R – Meridian) has announced the last stops on his “Russ Fulcher Listens” tour, as he considers a run for governor of Idaho. Fulcher currently serves as the Senate Republican Caucus Leader.

“As I approach the final leg of my ‘Russ Fulcher Listens’ tour, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the thousands of Idahoans I’ve met along the way,” Fulcher said. “As I continue to discern how I may best serve our state, I am humbled and encouraged by the outpouring of support and the growing consensus that we must restore responsible leadership in Boise.”

Senator Fulcher has already made dozens of stops on his tour, criss-crossing the state and visiting every county in Idaho during the past two weeks. From grassroots gatherings to meeting with key community leaders, Fulcher has enjoyed an outpouring of support while building infrastructure for a potential campaign. Following the close of the listening tour, he will host a telephone townhall with Republican primary voters he did not have the opportunity to visit.

Tuesday, November, 12th

Meridian: 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM American Legion Post 113, 22 W. Broadway Ave

Caldwell: 2:30- 4:00 Gary Hubler Terminal, Caldwell Industrial Airport, 4814 Linden St.

Nampa: 5:00-6:30 Denny’s Restaurant, 607 Northside Blvd

Telephone Town Hall: 7:15 PM  Participants include the Republican State Central Committee, and Republican Primary voters.

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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