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Idaho GOP congressional nominee injured in motorcycle crash

Republican Russ Fulcher thanks supporters for his victory in the Idaho primary at an election night party on May 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Fulcher went on to win a seat in Congress in the November 2018 election. (Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman via AP)
Republican Russ Fulcher thanks supporters for his victory in the Idaho primary at an election night party on May 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Fulcher went on to win a seat in Congress in the November 2018 election. (Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman via AP)
Associated Press

BOISE – Russ Fulcher, the GOP nominee for Idaho’s open 1st Congressional District, has suffered broken ribs and scrapes in a recent motorcycle accident but is expected to make a full recovery.

According to Fulcher’s family on Monday, the congressional nominee was driving his brother’s motorcycle on Friday while headed to visit his in-laws in Melba. Family members say Fulcher hit some loose gravel along a sharp curve and slid out.

The 56-year-old Fulcher was wearing a helmet and full body protection.

Fulcher joked in a statement that he was not looking forward to breaking the news about the motorcycle to his brother.

Fulcher is running against Democratic candidate Cristina McNeil in the November general election.

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