Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, has named a substitute legislator to fill in for him for the week: Dan Johnson, a real estate agent from Kuna and the Idaho GOP District 22 chairman. “He needed some personal time,” Johnson said this morning. One complication the appointment may pose: The Idaho Senate already has a Dan Johnson, the GOP senator from Lewiston in District 6. Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, said that’ll make roll calls in the full Senate a little more complicated this week.
Fulcher, who is challenging Gov. Butch Otter in the GOP primary, has a campaign event scheduled in Post Falls tonight.