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Fulcher’s state campaign HQs grand opening Saturday, statewide stops next week

Supporters of Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher’s gubernatorial campaign will gather to build signs and make phone calls from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fulcher, a Meridian Republican challenging two-term GOP Gov. Butch Otter in the May 20 primary, will host a reception for volunteers from noon to 1 p.m.

With the Legislature having adjourned Thursday evening, the GOP primary is expected to take center stage. Fulcher also announced campaign stops next week in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls and Rigby.

Saturday’s headquarters event is at 12552 Executive Drive in West Boise.

In an email, Fulcher writes, “We will have a sign building party and I will be stopping by to meet with volunteers, followed by phone banking for the campaign.

“I hope you will all be able to attend! We’re entering the most important stretch of the campaign, with the election only two months away!”

For more information and to RSVP on Facebook click here.

The winner of the Fulcher-Otter primary will face Democrat A.J. Balukoff of Boise in the Nov. 4 general election.

Fulcher’s campaign calendar for next week:

Monday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sandpoint Town Hall, East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St.

Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kootenai County GOP Central Committee, Kootenai County Courthouse, 501 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene.

Thursday, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Idaho Falls Town Hall, Skyline Activity Center, 1575 N. Skyline Dr.

Thursday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jefferson County Republican Women, Rigby Library, 110 N. State St.

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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