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Fulcher Announces Public Forum in North Idaho


MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Larsen
(208) 576-4624
emily@russfulcher.com

Meridian, ID – Former State Senator Russ Fulcher, candidate for Idaho’s open Congressional seat, will be hosting a town-hall style forum next week at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum. The public and news media are welcome to attend.

“I believe in servant leadership,” says Russ. “It is my objective to take the time to hear from you, and learn how I can best serve you as the next Congressman from Idaho.”

The forum will be the first of many over the next four months, and Fulcher hopes that the experience is mutually beneficial.

Fulcher continued: “Actions speak louder than words. I intend to introduce myself, talk about my positions and my record validating those positions. Most importantly, I hope to receive some wise counsel from my friends in North Idaho.”

Fulcher Forum
Tuesday, January 23
5:00 – 6:30 PM
North Idaho STEM Charter Academy
15633 N Meyer Rd, Rathdrum, ID 83858

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Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Carrying our momentum into 2018.





Happy new year! From my family to yours, welcome to 2018.

The Fulcher campaign is entering 2018 with tremendous momentum! I am thrilled at the progress we have made, and I’d like to share some highlights from the past year:  

  • We were the first campaign in our race to establish our Grassroots Team!

    It is my honor and privilege to have such passionate, hardworking folks standing with me to protect the conservative interests of Idaho’s First Congressional District. I am proud to be surrounded by individuals that are not only my peers, but my friends.

  • We achieved first place in fundraising!

    As of the last FEC period deadline on September 30, I was humbled and thrilled to see that we were in FIRST PLACE in our race with our fundraising totals! This is a big deal, as it will allow us to proliferate our message in the coming weeks. The money we raise comes in heartfelt contributions from hardworking citizens like you… people who care about freedom, defending personal liberties, and standing up against big government. I am deeply thankful for every dollar!

  • We lead the pack in endorsements!

    A huge number of Conservative lawmakers and community leaders in Idaho have endorsed our campaign- and the list grows daily. Folks, I can’t tell you how humbled I am by the outpouring of support and enthusiasm! The support from so many people, plus the endorsement of Congressman Labrador, makes me more confident than ever that together, we can do this! 

  • We are formally recognized by major national Conservative groups!

    As 2017 came to a close, we were recognized by some of the major champions of Conservative values in our country. This is a huge indicator that our message is being heard and our momentum is building. This is also a sign that we can effectively champion conservative values in the battle zone of Washington! 

  • We are working harder than anyone to protect Idaho’s Conservative Values.

    If you know me at all, you know that I work very, very hard. I log the miles. I do my best to make myself accessible to you, and I take the time to meet and listen to as many Idahoans as humanly possible on how I can best serve you as the next Congressman from Idaho. We have already covered our district top to bottom multiple times- and we are going to do it again, and again, and again. We will not stop until we win!

We are now just four and a half short months from Primary Election Day- let’s take the state by storm! We have a big task ahead of us, but together, we can do it.

Thank you, so much, for your friendship, your support, and your prayers. I look forward to seeing you soon!


Your friend,


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Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Tonight, we make a statement



This is it folks.

Tonight, we make a statement: In 2018, we resolve to stand for conservative values, and for candidates that will fight for those values.

We are up against a crucial fundraising deadline, and we are so close to making our goal. Your donation of $500, 50, or even $5 can be the donation that will take us over our goal. 

Let’s close out 2017 by sending a strong message to Washington DC that we are ready to shake up the way business gets done in Congress.

Thank you for your support over the past year. Our campaign simply could not have done it without you.

Your friend,


CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION





Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Russ Fulcher for Congress Announces Grassroots Team



MEDIA CONTACT:
Norm Semanko
(208) 863-7921
norm@russfulcher.com

Meridian, ID – Russ Fulcher, candidate for Idaho’s open Congressional seat, is excited to announce his grassroots team across Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.

“It is my honor and privilege to have such an extensive network of hardworking Idahoans standing with me to protect the conservative interests of Idaho’s First Congressional District,” said Russ. “I am proud to be surrounded by individuals that are not only my peers but my friends. Together, we can ensure that Idahoans are represented by a proven conservative voice in Congress.”

Team Fulcher Regional Chairs include:
Region 1: Cornel Rasor
Region 1: Senator Steve Vick
Region 2: Skip Brandt
Region 2: Jim Chmelik
Region 2: Representative Mike Kingsley
Region 3: Representative Judy Boyle
Region 3: Representative Greg Chaney
Region 3: Tom Luna
Region 3: Senator Curt McKenzie
Region 4: Bibianna Nertney
Region 4: Representative John Vander Woude
Region 4: Senator Lori DenHartog
Region 4: Senator Cliff Bayer

Team Fulcher Grassroots County Chairs include:
Ada County: Dan Johnson
Ada County: Darrell McRoberts
Ada County: Russ Smerz
Ada County: Tamara Watson
Ada County: Bill Zimmerman
Adams County: Jeff Howard
Benewah County: Dick Harwood
Benewah County: Hari Heath
Benewah County: Carol & Del Rust
Boise County: Susie Alvord
Boise County: John Blattler
Boise County: Lisa Breuer
Boise County: Eric McGilp
Bonner County: Steve Durbin
Boundary County: Caleb Davis
Boundary County: John Kellogg
Canyon County: Steve Kren
Canyon County: George Nourse
Canyon County: Darryl & Sheila Ford
Canyon County: Lamont & Jorjette Bostrom
Clearwater County: Damon Popavics & Shauna Britt
Gem County: Tracy Walton
Gem County: Tony Aguilar
Idaho County: Mary Adler
Idaho County: Justin Goodman
Idaho County: Senator Sherry Nuxoll
Kootenai County: Barbara Hedden
Kootenai County: Dirk Mendive
Kootenai County: Luke Sommer
Latah County: Carl Berglund
Lewis County: Rebecca Crea
Owyhee County: Jerry Proud
Nez Perce County: Morgan Lohman
Nez Perce County: Greg Broemeling
Payette County: Kathy Harris
Shoshone County: Chuck Reitz
Shoshone County: James McMillan
Washington County: Larry Lundin

“I have the utmost respect for these individuals, and I am extremely confident that with their support, we will succeed in winning the 1st Congressional District race,” said Russ. “Together, we will focus on right-sizing the relationship between Idaho and the federal government.”


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Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

FreedomWorks PAC Endorses Russ Fulcher for Congress



MEDIA CONTACT:
Norm Semanko
(208) 863-7921
norm@russfulcher.com

Meridian, ID – International businessman and former State Senator Russ Fulcher is honored to announce that the FreedomWorks for America PAC is endorsing his candidacy for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.

FreedomWorks is a renowned nationwide champion of three main goals: less government, lower taxes, and more economic freedom. The PAC released their statement in support of Fulcher on Wednesday, November 29th, saying:

“Russ Fulcher will strengthen the ranks of true conservatives in the House of Representatives who fight for less government, lower taxes, and more economic freedom,” said FreedomWorks for America President Adam Brandon. “We need strong conservatives to replace strong conservatives like Raúl Labrador when they wrap up their time in the House. We are confident that Russ Fulcher will be a leader for our conservative values.”

“As an international businessman and legislator, I have championed the principles most important to FreedomWorks – which is America’s free enterprise system and limited government”, said Russ Fulcher. “Having the confidence and support of FreedomWorks is a tremendous honor and a boost to our campaign”.


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Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Russ Fulcher on the Kevin Miller Show (KIDO)



 

Kevin Miller | KIDO

Russ Fulcher joined the Kevin Miller Show on KIDO to talk about the race for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, the Club for Growth PAC endorsing his candidacy, and the state of conservatism today. Watch the full interview below or here.





Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Club for Growth PAC Endorses Russ Fulcher for Congress



MEDIA CONTACT:
Norm Semanko
(208) 863-7921
norm@russfulcher.com

Meridian, ID – Former State Senator Russ Fulcher, candidate for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, is honored to announce that The Club for Growth PAC is endorsing his candidacy for U.S. Congress.

With a nationwide network of pro-growth Americans that believe in limited government, the Club is the leading free market advocacy group in the country.
The Club for Growth PAC released their statement in support of Fulcher on Monday, November 27th and is as follows:

“Club for Growth PAC is thrilled to announce support for Russ Fulcher and his campaign for Congress,” stated Club for Growth PAC President David McIntosh.

“Russ is a conservative hero in Idaho politics. While serving as a state senator, Fulcher led the fight against the implementation of the state’s Obamacare exchange. He also was a staunch opponent of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and led the effort to eliminate the state’s sales tax on groceries.

“Russ has demonstrated he’s not afraid to buck the party’s establishment and will tirelessly fight for conservative economic policies to strengthen our nation.”

“I am honored to receive the support of such an impactful organization,” said Fulcher. “Club for Growth believes that economic opportunity and prosperity grows when government is limited and free enterprise is promoted. And so do I.”

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Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Fulcher Tops CD1 Candidates in Fundraising


MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve Ackerman
(208) 860-8055
steve@russfulcher.com

Meridian, ID – Candidate for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District Russ Fulcher is reporting $153,298 in total funds amassed since entering the race, the highest total among all of the declared candidates. The Fulcher campaign is showing $102,115 in receipts from the most recent period, ending in the federal reporting deadline of September 30th.

“Russ’ vision truly resonates with his fellow Idahoans,” said Sen. Cliff Bayer (R-21). “His experience shows, and he will do an excellent job in Congress.”

Fulcher has received the endorsement of Congressman Raúl Labrador, the current and outgoing representative of Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Fulcher is also carrying a large and growing list of endorsements from elected officials across Idaho at the state and city levels.

“We truly are a grassroots campaign, and I am deeply humbled by every contribution I have received. To me, it’s not about the amount. It’s about the person, who is willing give his or her hard-earned resources to stand beside me as we pursue greater opportunities by right-sizing the relationship between Idaho and the federal government.”

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Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Why I will ALWAYS uphold the Second Amendment


(Photo: Twitter/Ada County Sheriff’s Office)

Late last night, sirens were blaring. Officers roared past my house and down the hill to a neighbor’s place. Then, my wife Kara heard gunshots. Soon after, the neighbor’s house went up in flames- bright yellow scorching hot flames. The house was devoured in minutes. So far, three people have died.

More details will come soon, but here is what we know from speaking with police: Police received a 911 call from the residence around 10:30pm, claiming there was an intruder. Police arrived, engaged with an armed man, and shots were fired. The intruder re-entered the home and then the home burst into flames. Beyond that, details are scarce. At least 50 police and firemen arrived at the scene. So far today, many have remained in the area, trying to determine more details.

My home in Meridian has housed my family for the last 29 years. It’s only a few miles away from the dairy farm where multiple generations of my family, including myself, were raised. The Fulcher home is in a safe area surrounded by fields and farms, and is one of the last areas of Meridian that still has that “country” feel. But this isn’t the first time a threat has presented itself here.

In March of 2013, I was on the Idaho Senate floor when my phone rang. My kids were calling, saying a man had been shot and was at the door. They kept him outside the house in the doorway and placed a tourniquet on his leg, which was hemorrhaging blood. The man had been part of a drug deal gone wrong, and in an attempt to save his own life, jumped out of a moving car in front of my house. Three other men in the car shot at him, hitting him in the knee. My kids kept him in the covered doorway, called the police, and waited. Then, the shooters came back, and pulled into the driveway…

Fortunately, they turned around and left. But this story could have ended very differently. I was very proud of my kids- they were armed, and they had the ability to defend themselves if absolutely necessary.

Friends, I was reminded then, and I am reminded now, of why I will always be a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. In both of these situations, having a gun meant having the ability to defend ourselves if we had to- and that can literally be the difference between life and death.

When the government disarms a population, it disarms the people that follow the rules. It does NOT disarm the people who don’t follow the rules! When you take away people’s right to defend themselves, you strip them of their freedom.

I am so thankful for the safety of my family through these events, and my thoughts and prayers are with the neighbors who were not so fortunate. I will always be armed, my family will be armed, and I will always defend the Second Amendment.

Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.

Strong Support for Russ Fulcher for Congress


MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve Ackerman
(208) 860-8055
steve@russfulcher.com

Boise, ID – After recently announcing his candidacy for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, Russ Fulcher is touting the support of a robust number of elected officials and community leaders. Fulcher also raised over $54,000 while fundraising for only seven days before the federal reporting deadline, June 30th.

“Russ has serious momentum,” said Senator Steve Vick (R-2). “Russ is a man of strong character, and he has the experience necessary to do an excellent job representing Idaho and fighting government overreach in Washington.”

“Russ is a strong candidate for Congress, and his campaign is off to a great start,” said Rep. John Vander Woude, Majority Caucus Chairman. “Russ will go to Washington DC and get things done without compromising his principles. We need people like him representing Idaho in Congress.”

Fulcher has received the endorsement of Congressman Raúl Labrador, the current and outgoing representative of Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Elected officials in support of Fulcher include Tammy de Weerd, Mayor of Meridian and Fulcher’s hometown. Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane has announced his support of Russ as well.

Elected officials supporting Russ include:
Congressman Raul Labrador, 1st Congressional District
Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane
Mayor Tammy de Weerd, Meridian
Trustee Mike Vuittonet, West Ada School Board
Sen. Chuck Winder (R-20), Assistant Majority Leader
Sen. Cliff Bayer (R-21)
Sen. Lori Den Hartog (R-22)
Sen. Lee Heider (R-24)
Sen. Dean Mortimer (R-30)
Sen. Mary Souza (R-4)
Sen. Steven Thayn (R-8)
Sen. Steve Vick (R-2)
Rep. John Vander Woude (R-22), Majority Caucus Chairman
Rep. Vito Barbieri (R-2)
Rep. Greg Cheney (R-10)
Rep. Sage Dixon (R-1)
Rep. Karey Hanks (R-35)
Rep. Steve Harris (R-21)
Rep. Mike Kingsley (R-6)
Rep. Ron Mendive (R-3)
Rep. Jason Monks (R-22)
Rep. Dorothy Moon (R-8)
Rep. Ron Nate (R-34)
Rep. Joe Palmer (R-20)
Rep. Heather Scott (R-1)
Rep. Christy Zito (R-23)

“To receive financial support and endorsements of this magnitude in such a short period of time is a real confidence builder,” said Fulcher.  “I believe we will succeed in winning the 1st Congressional District race and when we do, priority one will be right-sizing the relationship between Idaho and the federal government.”

Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.