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Mon., June 7, 2010, 9:54 a.m.

Cordero to challenge McMorris Rodgers

Spokane Valley resident Clyde Cordero will file for Eastern Washington's 5th Congressional seat against three-term incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Democratic official said this morning.

Cordero, a 50-year-old business consultant for a Web advertising firm, will announce his campaign today, the beginning of filing week.

Washington state Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Sharon Smith said Cordero, a California native who moved to the Valley about four years ago, is a former Army intelligence analytst and veteran of Operation Desert Storm. It will be his first run for elective office.

Cordero enters th race against McMorris Rodgers with less than five month until the Nov. 2 election. McMorris Rodgers, a member of the House Republican leadership team, had already raised $738,000 as of March 31.

Also in the race is Randall Yearout, a member of the Constitutional Party.

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