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Idaho Congressional Candidate Russ Fulcher Hurt In Motorcycle Crash

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Scott Graf
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Boise State Public Radio

Republican congressional candidate Russ Fulcher suffered broken ribs and minor scrapes after losing control of his motorcycle Friday afternoon.

Fulcher is expected to make a full recovery.

In a campaign press release, officials say Fulcher was riding his brother’s motorcycle on a trip to visit his wife’s family in Melba. He slipped on gravel and laid the motorcycle down.

He was wearing full body protective gear and a helmet at the time of the accident.

“I am thankful for the Lord’s hand of protection this weekend,” Fulcher said in a statement. “Remember, ALWAYS wear a helmet!”

Last week, Fulcher won his party's nomination after a bruising, seven-way Republican primary to succeed Congressman Raul Labrador in Idaho's 1st Congressional District.

His team says they expects he’ll be back on the campaign trail soon. The family asks well-wishers to respect their privacy.

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