Russ Fulcher Announces Bid For Congress

Steve Ackerman
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Boise, ID – Former State Senator and current gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher announced today that he will be withdrawing from the Governor’s race and seek Idaho’s 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Raúl Labrador.

“I believe that government exists to serve the people, not the other way around,” said Fulcher. “Raúl and I have worked together for a long time to promote Idaho families and encourage government to act within its proper Constitutional role. We recognize the best way to serve the citizens of Idaho is to work together in complimentary roles. The 1st Congressional District race needs a candidate who will champion limited government and Idaho values. I am excited to offer my service to the people of Idaho to serve them in that capacity.”

Congressman Labrador, who is currently a candidate for Governor, said:

“I fully support Russ Fulcher in his bid to become the next Congressman from Idaho’s 1st District. Russ’ background as an international businessman, legislative Senate leader, and champion of small government makes him an excellent candidate for U.S. Congress. Having him serve in Washington DC would give me great confidence that the fight for liberty will continue. I am convinced that this is the best move for Republican party unity and also the best move to change the direction of our state and country.”

Russ Fulcher represented the Treasure Valley in the Idaho State Senate from 2005 through 2014. In recognition for his conservative leadership in the Statehouse, his colleagues elected him the Senate Republican Caucus Leader in 6 of those 10 years. For more information about Russ Fulcher and his campaign, visit

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