Russ Fulcher, the Idaho Republican Party's current nominee for the 1st Congressional District, was hurt in a motorcycle crash on Friday, daughter Meghan Fulcher confirmed Monday.
Fulcher was driving his brother's motorcycle headed to visit his in-laws in Melba. On the way, he "encountered some loose gravel on a sharp curve along Dickman Road, where he slipped and laid the bike down," according to a Monday afternoon news release.
Fulcher suffered broken ribs and a few minor scrapes.
Fulcher, who has ridden motorcycles since age 6, was wearing a helmet and full body protection, including gloves and boots.
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He remains in the hospital, where his family has asked for privacy while he recovers from his injuries. He "is expected to make a full recovery and will be back on the campaign trail soon," the news release said.
Anonymous rumors that reached the family — that Fulcher had been drinking — are "utterly false," his daughter told the Statesman.
“I am thankful for the Lord’s hand of protection this weekend,” said Fulcher in a written statement. He thanked the hospital staff "for patching me back up. Remember, always wear a helmet!”