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Idaho GOP congressional nominee injured in motorcycle crash

Republican Russ Fulcher thanks supporters for his victory in the Idaho 1st Congressional District primary at an election night party Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boise. (Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman)
Republican Russ Fulcher thanks supporters for his victory in the Idaho 1st Congressional District primary at an election night party Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boise. (Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman)

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.