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‘Russ Fulcher Listens’ gubernatorial tour begins Monday in Eastern Idaho

Senate Majority Leader Russ Fulcher will start his public meetings with Idahoans to test the waters for a GOP primary challenge to two-term Gov. Butch Otter in Idaho Falls on Monday.

Fulcher said Saturday that he had formed an exploratory committee to consider the race. On Monday, he said he would  tour the state for two weeks before deciding on a run.

Fulcher’s campaign announced the first two days of his trip and said the rest of the schedule will follow next week. On Monday, Fulcher will stop in Idaho Falls, Rigby, Rexburg, Blackfoot and Pocatello. On Tuesday, he will be in Burley, Twin Falls, Gooding and Mountain Home.

A news release with details follows:

Fulcher Announces “Russ Fulcher Listens” Tour in Eastern Idaho

(MERIDIAN, ID) – Sen. Russ Fulcher (R – Meridian) unveiled his “Russ Listens” tour throughout the state of Idaho as he explores a bid for governor. The trip will last approximately two weeks and include meetings with primary voters, grassroots activists and key community leaders.

Monday 10/28

9:00 AM Idaho Falls: Syringa Networks Building, 460 Park Ave.

10:30 AM Rigby: Broulim’s Grocery, upstairs room, State St.

1:30 PM Rexburg: Madison County Library Community Room, 73 N Center St.

3:00-4:00 PM Blackfoot: City Hall, 157 N Broadway St.

5:00-6:00 Pocatello: Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 1600 Pocatello Creek Rd.

10/29 Tuesday

8:00 AM Burley: Perkins Restaurant, 800 N Overland Avenue

11:00 AM Twin Falls: Idaho Joe’s, 598 Blue Lakes Blvd N

3:00-4:00 Gooding Senior Citizen Center, 308 Senior Ave.

5:00- 6:00 Mountain Home: Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta, 1465 American Legion Blvd.

For updated tour stops and more information, sign up at: http://www.RussFulcherListens.com/

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, he is married to Kara Fulcher and they have three adult children.

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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