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Sen. Fulcher’s exploratory tour adds stops in McCall, North Idaho

Saying he’s been “inspired at the range of comments I’m getting from Idahoans,” Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, released 15 more stops on his statewide “Russ Fulcher Listens” tour exploring whether to run against two-term Gov. Butch Otter in the 2014 Republican primary.

Monday and Tuesday, Fulcher visited with citizens in nine cities in Eastern Idaho, the Magic Valley and Mountain Home. Friday, Fulcher planned stops in Emmett and Payette.

The first of the 15 stops next week is in McCall at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. Fulcher will then burn rubber on U.S. 95, stopping in Riggins, White Bird, Grangeville, Cottonwood, Kamiah and Lewiston on Wednesday. On Thursday he will be in Emida, St. Maries, Kellogg and Coeur d’Alene. On Friday, he’ll visit Sagle, make two stops in Sandpoint and finish up in Bonners Ferry.

A news release with details on each meeting follows:

Fulcher Announces Additional Stops on “Russ Fulcher Listens” Tour

(MERIDIAN, ID) – Russ Fulcher for Idaho today released more visits around the Gem State as Senator Russ Fulcher (R – Meridian) continues to hear from Idahoans about their concerns.  “I continue to be inspired at the range of comments I’m getting from Idahoans,” the Senator remarked before heading out to Emmett early this morning as part of the tour.

The Senator is listening to what is on the minds of the public and potential primary voters, grassroots leaders, and business owners.  Lasting 2-3 weeks, the tour will help Russ in his decision over whether to run for governor.  Russ understands the value of people from all around our great state.  He continues to be encouraged by the feedback he’s receiving.

Emmett and Payette, are two places Russ recently added to the many places he’s already been on the listening tour.  Recent stops have run from Rexburg to Mountain Home — and several places in between.  He’ll also be in Region II on Wednesday, November 6th, with stops running from McCall to Lewiston, followed by visits throughout Region I, up through Bonners Ferry.

November 6th

7:15 AM to 8 AM McCall: Art Roberts Park “McCall Bears” Statue

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM MST Riggins: Summerville’s

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM White Bird: Hoots Cafe

11:30 AM to 12:30 AM Grangeville: Yummy’s Coffee and Ice cream, 131 W Main Street

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Cottonwood: Rodonna’s Country House, 407 Foster Ave

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM Kamiah: Hearthstone Bakery, 502 Main Street

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Lewiston: China Inn, Banquet Room, 2007 16th Ave

November 7th
Thursday

9:15 AM to 10:45 AM Emida: Drifters Cafe, 28554 Hwy 6

11:20 AM to 12:45 PM St. Maries: Grub Box, 201 N 8th St

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Kellogg Mini-Tour
Cat Tails, Cameron Street
Silver Valley Tire, Cameron Street

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Coeur d’Alene: Northwest Pony Express, 402 W Canfield Ave

November 8th
Friday

11:00 AM to 12:30 Sagle: Stacy’s Country Kitchen, 469000 Highway 95

12:45 PM to 2:00 PM Sandpoint: Kokanee Coffee, 509 N 5th Ave

2:15 PM to 3:15 Sandpoint: Blue Plate Designs, 303 N 3rd St

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Bonners Ferry: Mugsy’s Tavern and Grill, 7161 Main

Russ Fulcher is the Senate Republican Caucus Leader in the Idaho Statehouse. Previously, he served as an international business executive in the technology sector. In October 2013, he announced he was exploring a bid for governor of Idaho. A fourth generation Idahoan, Russ and his wife, Kara, have three adult children.

Paid, Russ Fulcher for Idaho, Julie Johnson, Treasurer

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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