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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,


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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.

Blazing a Trail Across Idaho

 

By Russ Fulcher

2017 is off to a roaring start! My team and I have hit the road, spending time in many different parts of the state, and the people of Idaho have been very gracious to me! It has been my pleasure to listen and learn at each stop along the way.

Within the past month, much has happened! We participated in the McCall Winter Carnival Parade, attended the Region 7 GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Idaho Falls, and tabled at the gun show in Burley. I was invited to speak to the Idaho Association of Finance Professionals, to parents and teachers at the Buck the Core Rally in Boise, and was a guest on the Mike Adams Show (590 KID Idaho Falls). I discussed land management with the cattlemen of Owyhee County and attended the Lincoln Day celebration in Emmett! Special thanks to my team for representing me in Elmore, Valley, Canyon, and Ada counties in the past week! Next stops include more county Lincoln Day celebrations.

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.

TBT: Russ at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 

By Russ Fulcher

When I was 17 years old, I was blessed with the honor of a lifetime: the opportunity to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. At the time I was one of two Idaho delegates elected by peers to visit Washington, DC for the student government training program, Boys Nation.

The American Legion sponsored the program, along with its local predecessor, Boys State.  Two representatives per state were selected and were housed at American University.  Early one morning prior to an Independence Day ceremony, I was greeted in my dorm room (unannounced) by three uniformed military officers.

They told me I had been “recruited” for duty, to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was an order, not a request.  When I asked “Why me,” I was told that no native Idahoan had ever fulfilled such duty, and protocol dictated that over time every state must be represented by a native-born wreath layer. I was never able to validate that statement, but the officers communicated that Wyoming was in the same situation, so a Wyoming delegate (pictured next to me in white) was also “recruited.”  My only qualification was that I was a native-born Idahoan.  But I had a problem: I had no suit. I thought it would be dishonorable to perform such a task in jeans and a T-shirt!  Thankfully, I was granted 15 minutes to run dorm to dorm trying to find a colleague about my size that had a suit I could borrow. The experience changed my life.

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.