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Frank VanderSloot Endorses Russ Fulcher For Congress


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

Meridian, ID – Melaleuca CEO and co-founder Frank VanderSloot and his wife Belinda released a statement Tuesday announcing their endorsement of Republican Russ Fulcher for Congress. The VanderSloots are long-time supporters of Republican causes in Idaho and nationwide, and renowned philanthropists.

“After a careful review of all of the candidates running for Idaho’s First Congressional District (both Republican and Democrat), Belinda and I are enthusiastically endorsing Russ Fulcher,” said VanderSloot. “There are several high quality candidates running this year, but I feel that Russ Fulcher is the most qualified to be the next Representative in Congress for Idaho. Russ has the leadership experience in business and state government that makes him uniquely qualified to represent Idahoans in Washington DC. He is a wise and practical conservative and a very hard worker. He is a strong leader, but listens to others. He is a unifier, not a divider. I have been impressed with his solid commitment to always doing the right thing. Belinda and I are pleased to offer him our full support.”

“I am grateful and humbled to have the endorsement of the VanderSloots,” said Fulcher. “As entrepreneurs they have created thousands of Idaho jobs and put millions into philanthropic endeavors in our state — including the funding of a charter school in Idaho Falls. The VanderSloots are a prime example of the fabric that gives Idaho its strength. I’m honored to have their support in my race for Congress.”

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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 Leads Fundraising Race One Month Before Election Day


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

Meridian, ID – After filing his final FEC fundraising report before primary election day, Republican Russ Fulcher announced raising more than $408,000 since launching his campaign for Congress in June 2017. This includes more than $141,000 in contributions from the latest FEC period. Fulcher leads all candidates in most funds raised this period, most funds raised total, most Idaho donors, and cash on hand going into the last month of the election.

“Idahoans from all across the district are coalescing around the conservative choice for Congress, and that’s why you’re seeing us in the lead,” said Fulcher. “We’re excited by the support we’ve received from hundreds of Idahoans who believe in 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 Announces Series of Public Town Hall Events


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

Meridian, ID – Russ Fulcher, candidate for Idaho’s open congressional seat, is excited to announce his “Freedom Tour,” a series of town hall events across the First Congressional District. The tour will kick off on Monday, March 5th in Russ’ hometown of Meridian and continue throughout the district. The Hon. Mayor of Meridian, Tammy de Weerd, will be introducing Russ during the tour kickoff. Each stop will be an opportunity to meet Russ, ask questions, and have your voices heard! All events are open to the public, and media personnel are welcome!

“I always get the best counsel from my fellow Idahoans,” Fulcher said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to learn how I can best serve them as Idaho’s next congressman.”

Fulcher Freedom Tour Schedule:

Kickoff: Meridian Town Hall
Monday, March 5
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Courtyard Marriott (DeSoto Room)
1789 S Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83642

Emmett Town Hall
Wednesday, March 7
2:30 – 4:00 PM
Emmett City Hall
501 E Main St, Emmett, ID 83617

Payette Town Hall
Wednesday, March 7
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Payette Public Library
24 S. 10th St, Payette, ID 83661

Moscow Town Hall
Saturday, March 10
2:30 – 4:00 PM
1912 Center
412 E 3rd St, Moscow, ID 83843

Lewiston Town Hall
Sunday, March 11
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Lohman Helicopter
406 Burrell Ave, N23, Lewiston, ID 83501

Eagle Town Hall
Tuesday, March 13
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Two Rivers Clubhouse
261 W Island Woods Dr, Eagle, ID 83616

Boise Town Hall
Thursday, March 15
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Capitol Building, Lincoln Auditorium
702 W. Bannock St, Boise, ID 83702

Nampa Town Hall
Thursday, March 22
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Nampa Public Library
215 12th Ave S, Nampa, ID 83651

Coeur d’Alene Town Hall
Saturday, March 24
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
1765 W Golf Course Rd, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Russ Fulcher Announces Bid For Congress


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

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 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.