Labrador endorses Russ Fulcher for governor

Labrador endorses Russ Fulcher for governor
Russ Fulcher

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho GOP gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher is the latest nominee to secure an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador.

The Idaho congressman announced Monday he would support Fulcher, who is hoping to unseat two-term Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. This is the third endorsement Labrador has made in Idaho's primary statewide election race. He's also endorsed Todd Hatfield, who is challenging incumbent state Controller Brandon Woolf, and state Rep. Lawerence Denney, who is running for Secretary of State.

Labrador praised Fulcher's promise to improve Idaho's economy and to reduce the state's dependence on the federal government.