Fulcher wins GOP nomination for Idaho congressional seat
Fulcher wins GOP nomination for Idaho congressional seat
17 May, 2018, 02:28
The district, whose voters strongly backed President Donald Trump in 2016, is being vacated by Republican Congressman Raul Labrador, who unsuccessfully ran for Idaho governor rather than run for re-election. On the Democratic side, Boise realtor Cristina McNeil has 70% of the vote and a big lead over two opponents. She leads by more than 20-percentage points. Butch Otter four years ago, in the mix, along with a conservative blogger and author from Bonners Ferry, a recently retired Army lieutenant colonel from Nampa and a pilot from Post Falls.
"That's going to happen any time you have an open seat", Fulcher said.
Fulcher, 56, is a real estate broker and former high-tech executive for Micron Technology who served five terms in the state Senate, including six years as majority caucus chair. "I didn't take it for granted, and I won't let those people down".
The last Native American to hold a statewide office in Idaho was in 1990, when Larry Echo Hawk ran as a Democrat for attorney general.
Today Idahoans will head to the polls and cast their vote in the Idaho primary for a variety of leadership positions including the office of governor, lieutenant governor, congressional seats, legislative positions, county commissioners and a number of other elected offices. Coeur d'Alene state Representative Luke Malek is running a distant third. He represented parts of the 1st District as a state legislator.
No Democratic incumbents lost in the primary.
Little will face former state Rep. Paulette Jordan, who won the Democratic primary.
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