To allow readers to compare and contrast the congressional candidates for Eastern Washington’s 5th District on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked all six the same five questions: • What changes, if any, would you support for the health care reform that passed this year? Read more
Age: 59City: Newman Lake, WA
Occupation: operations engineer and former saddle shop owner
On this race: Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: Other Professional Experience – Randall writes and produces the Constitution Minute radio commentaries for Red White and Blue Collar Radio. He has been a member of Operating Engineers for 32 years and has also run his own saddle making business.
Education: Randall is self taught in the principles of the our nation's Constitution and founding documents, having spent the last decade studying these documents and the writings of the Founding Fathers.
Community Service: Randall has taught the Institute on the Constitution to numerous groups. He has spoken to various community political action groups and advised them with regard to governing principles.
Statement: I will use this office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the guaranties provided by it for the protection of our God-given rights as citizens of this nation.
I am a middle-class dad and husband in work-boots with a great burden for the success of America. I have no vast or even modest fortune to protect or seek favor for other than American freedom and individual liberty for all of us and our descendants. My study for the last ten years has been of the Constitution and those who conceived it, and has given me an unshakable belief that the creation of this nation and its founding documents were superintended by divine Providence; that our two major political parties have abandoned those principles which made us free, peaceable, and prosperous. The Constitution Party has been established by that same Providence to provide a place where those longing for a return to Constitutionally limited government can join without having their own leadership oppose them; that the path to the blessings of the Almighty for this nation are contained in the ancient wisdom and faith of our founders and the Natural law they used as the anchor of their nation building.
I am a “Constitutionist” - I do not believe that statute law, treaty, executive order, Act of Congress, or court ruling trumps the Constitution or the Natural law which the founders used to fashion it. Today’s breathtaking federal encroachment into the sovereignty of the Union states and the people is mostly illegitimate and outside the delegated powers we the people gave it. I will be joining those in Congress who are committed to a restoration of Constitutionally limited government, and have a proper understanding of the ninth and tenth Amendments.
Last updated: Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m. Election results
|Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)||106,191||62.53%|
|Daryl Romeyn (D)||21,091||12.42%|
|Barbara Lampert (D)||15,538||9.15%|
|Clyde Cordero (D)||10,787||6.35%|
|Randall Yearout (C)||10,635||6.26%|
|David R. Fox (D)||5,569||3.28%|
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Consider the plight of the Democrats trying to take back Eastern Washington’s congressional seat, a spot they once held for 30 years. Until a few days before filing week opened June 7, they had no announced candidate and no hope of wresting the seat from three-term Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a former state legislator who advanced rapidly into GOP leadership circles within the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more
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Last week, Democrats had no one to run against Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat. Monday they had two candidates – a novice from Spokane Valley and a perennial office-seeker from Spokane.Clyde Cordero, an advertising salesman for a Web publication, announced Monday that he would run for the seat that has been reliably Republican since the GOP knocked off the sitting speaker of the House in 1994. … Read more
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers formally began her congressional re-election campaign Wednesday with no Democrat showing a strong desire to oppose her but a challenger on the right from the Constitution Party. She said she wants to return for a fourth term to fight “reckless federal spending.” As a member of House Republican leadership, she has opposed the bailouts of banks and automakers, last year’s economic stimulus package and all versions of health care reform proposed by President Barack Obama or congressional Democrats. Read more
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers formally began her congressional re-election campaign Wednesday with no Democrat admitting to a strong desire oppose her but a challenger on the right from the Constitution Party.She said she wants to return for a fourth term to fight “reckless federal spending.” As a member of House Republican leadership, she has opposed the bailouts of banks and automakers, last year’s economic stimulus package and all versions of health care reform proposed by President Barack Obama or congressional Democrats. She said she also wants to continue working to prepare Fairchild Air Force Base for the next generation of aerial tankers, help agriculture research at Washington State University and change health care reform. Earlier this year she and other House Republicans agreed to an “earmark moratorium” and said they would not submit those requests this year. … Read more