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.