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:
(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.
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.
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.