This will come as no great surprise to anyone, but Cathy McMorris Rodgers is running for re-election.
Only slightly more surprising, she's announcing it starting Monday, on St. Patrick's Day. That's a tradition for the Eastern Washington Republican, who started her two previous congressional campaigns with events timed to the venerable Irish saint.
She's got her Top O' The Morning breakfast -- get the Irish reference? -- at 7:30 a.m. at the Convention Center. There's also a Top O' the Day Lunch -- a bit of a stretch, even if your name does start with Mc -- at Mirabeau Park Hotel in the Spokane Valley. She's got another gig in Walla Walla on Wednesday.