Candidate Profile
Russ Fulcher

Republican , Idaho


Russ Fulcher
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

Panel Rating*

Very Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.


Conservative Organizations

Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  100%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  100%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  A
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  100%
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  A
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  A
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  97%, 97% (cum.)
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  96%
FRC Action, 2019:  95%
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  100%, 95% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2019:  94%, 94% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  90%, 90% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  88% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  70% (cum.)
NumbersUSA, 2019:  69%, 69% (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  26%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  25%
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  20%, 20% (cum.)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  0% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  0%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F




*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.


Campaign for Working Families, Donald Trump, *Family Research Council Action PAC, National Right To Life, *Susan B. Anthony List

Selected Contributions


Chip Roy (2020), Club for Growth (2018), Daniel (Dan) Bishop (2019), Denver Riggleman III (2019), Don Bacon (2019), Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton (2019) and 11 more
Adrian Smith (2018), Battleground PAC (2018), Blaine Luetkemeyer (2018), Campaign for Working Families (2018), Citizens United (2018), Club for Growth (2018) and 48 more


American Association for Justice (2019), Heroes United (2018), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2019)







Other Information

Idaho State Legislature Voting records from Vote Smart


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When life of the mother is threatened.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Promote policies that limit and/or re-structure the entitlement system. And promote policies that reduce public spending as much as reasonable.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

1. Entitlements to those in the U.S. that are not legal. 2. Some of the foreign aid that does not benefit American interests (usually this is money sent under the guise of "development" and does not hold the recipient(s) accountable). 3. Much of the budget expended by IRS and EPA. 4. Federal grants for things that do not have a validated, direct benefit to the American people. 5. Any distribution of money that does not require accountability from the recipient(s).

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Possibly in circumstances whereby those taxpayers get a direct and measurable benefit. An example may be offering student debt reduction as a reward for doctors that agree to practice in geographical areas in need of their services.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

Keeping government from infringing on religious freedoms.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Promote policies that encourage market based healthcare systems and pricing transparency.

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Secure American borders and ensure only American law be recognized within those borders. Also, maintain a military presence in areas around the world that have proven to be incubators of anti-American terrorist activity.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.


Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Those who follow the legal process and those suffering religious persecution (they also must follow the legal process).


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an evangelical Christian and believe in the doctrine as written in the Holy Bible.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

My voting record and legislation carried in the U.S. Congress (2019-current), and my voting record and legislation carried in the Idaho State Senate 2005-2014.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I'm a native of the state I represent (Idaho) and my family has resided in that state for more than a hundred years. I have an extensive, diversified education and work history. And I have a public track record (votes and legislation) that confirm who I am, what I've done, and what I will do in the future). I stand by my record.

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

Restrictions on convicted violent offenders, and restrictions on those within the U.S. illegally.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1. Pro-Life legislation (am currently doing so) 2. Pro-Second Amendment legislation (am currently doing so) 3. Pro-Border Security legislation and funding (am currently doing so)

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Yes - unfortunately there are non-American interests that would like to impose their race preferences into our communities and legal system. There are also people within our nation that believe one particular race is superior over others. All such efforts, foreign and domestic, need to be opposed through our cultural, religious, and legal systems.


  • Boise State University, Boise, MBA, 1988
  • Boise State University, Boise, BS, 1984
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Cert., 2012
Work & Military
  • Micron Technology, Dir. of Sales & Mktg (CMS), 15
  • Preco Electronics, VP of Sales & Marketing, 9
  • Mark Bottles Real Estate, Agent & Broker, 14
  • Stanton Healthcare (Pro-Life), Supporter-Award Recipient
  • Idaho Chooses Life, Supporter-Award Recipient
  • Idaho Family Forum, Former Board Member
  • Ten Mile Community Church, Former Board Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member and A+ rated candidate
  • Idaho Food Producers, AG All-Star
  • US Rep (ID-01), Held 2018-current
  • Idaho State Senate, Held 2005-2014
  • Governor of Idaho, Sought 2014

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