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Idaho Congressional Candidate Russ Fulcher Hurt In Motorcycle Crash

Scott Graf
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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