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The problem with that McMorris Rodgers rumor

A late-campaign e-mail from congressional candidate Mark Mays to supporters repeats a well-travelled rumor that his opponent, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, plans to resign mid-term if she wins and let another Republican be appointed to the seat.

It’s a rumor that McMorris Rodgers and her alleged replacement, County Commissioner Todd Mielke, deny. Mays even said he doubts it, although he’s heard it for months.

“Frankly, I don’t think there’s much to it,” Mays said.

In fact, there is one element of the rumor that is proveably false, because it doesn’t match state law.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

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