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Idaho congressional candidate who broke ribs in crash may leave hospital soon

Russ Fulcher accepts Republican nomination for US House seat in Idaho

Russ Fulcher, the 2018 GOP nominee for Idaho's 1st Congressional District, gives an acceptance speech on primary night, May 15. "Every time I say a word, every time I cast a vote, I want you to know I take that very, very seriously."
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Russ Fulcher, the 2018 GOP nominee for Idaho's 1st Congressional District, gives an acceptance speech on primary night, May 15. "Every time I say a word, every time I cast a vote, I want you to know I take that very, very seriously."

After one week in the hospital following a motorcycle crash, Russ Fulcher, the Idaho Republican Party's current nominee for the 1st Congressional District, should be headed home Friday or Saturday.

Fulcher suffered broken ribs and a few minor scrapes in the May 18 crash in rural Ada County.

While in the hospital, he had surgery to brace his ribs to help expedite the healing process, his daughter, Meghan Fulcher, told the Statesman on Friday.

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Russ Fulcher, the 2018 Republican nominee for Idaho's 1st Congressional District, is on the mend following a May 18 motorcycle crash. This photo was taken at Saint Alphonsus on Friday, May 25. Provided by Meghan Fulcher

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 May 21 news release.

Cynthia Sewell is Idaho Statesman's government and investigative reporter. Contact her at (208) 377-6428, csewell@idahostatesman.com or @CynthiaSewell on Twitter.
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