Cathy McMorris Rodgers
A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5 in the 2012 Washington Primary
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: U.S. congresswoman
Education: Graduated from the Columbia River Christian Academy, Kettle Falls, in 1986. Earned pre-law bachelor’s degree from Pensacola Christian College in 1990 and executive MBA from the University of Washington in 2002.
Political experience: Appointed to state House of Representatives, serving the 7th Legislative District, in 1993. Elected to state House in 1994, where she served until joining Congress. Elected to Congress in 2004. Former Vice Chair of House Republican Conference. Elected chairwoman of House Republican Conference in 2013.
Work experience: Aide to state representative, 1990-93. Worked at her family orchard and fruit stand for 13 years, prior to election to Congress.
Family: Married. Has three young children.
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|Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)||76,116||55.48%|
|Rich Cowan (D)||46,031||33.55%|
|Randall Yearout (R)||10,743||7.83%|
|Ian Moody (N)||4,307||3.14%|
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, is among those who voted for the 2011 budget bill that set in motion the deep, looming spending cuts that she and others are now warning could be disastrous to the nation’s military. “Like a majority of Republicans and Democrats in both Houses, she supported the Budget Control Act, with the understanding the so-called Super Committee would find a more effective way to carry out the cuts required by the bill,” said her spokesman, Todd Winer.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, on Thursday backed a proposal creating a national park at three sites central to the creation of atomic weapons, including Hanford. The vote was bipartisan in its support and opposition. It failed 237-180. It needed supermajority support to move…
Bailout has become a dirty word. Like most dirty words, it has migrated a long way from any actual meaning and become a verbal cudgel. It might be useful to consider, more specifically, what we spent and what we received under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Spokane’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center would get a new name under proposals before Congress. Actually, two new names: Pfc. Joe E. Mann and Platoon Sgt. Bruce Grandstaff. The medical center in northwest Spokane would be renamed for two regional recipients of the Medal of Honor under legislation backed by the state’s congressional delegation.
Flag placed in a name of a victim of the 9/11 attacks at the Ground Zero memorial in New York. Sept. 11 is traditionally a day for politicians to reflect on their thoughts and remembrances of that day in 2001. Today was no different. Inside…
State Rep. Kevin Parker has plenty of time on his hands, politically speaking. The Republican from Spokane’s 6th District doesn’t have an opponent in this year’s election. So over the weekend, he signed on as honorary chairman of Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ congressional re-election campaign. According…
OLYMPIA – It’s Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of serious campaigning, so one can assume the silly season for politics is either over or nearly so. Before the clock ran out on the political dog days of summer, however, Washington was treated to the latest “birther” challenge to Barack Obama’s ability to run for president.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has kicked off the last two nights of the Republican National Convention as the gathering’s host. She hasn’t generated much national attention, though as the host, she probably isn’t supposed to. Here is her first night’s speech: Click inside this…
Democrat Rich Cowan and Republican Mike Baumgartner seem to have a shared problem of getting the incumbents they want to unseat to debate with them as many times as they want. Or at all. Cowan, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against…
Tropical Storm Isaac might be bad news in general for the Republican National Convention, but the storm clouds at least have a silver lining for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The storm is shortening the convention by one day, by knocking out all but the official…
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown significantly in the revised schedule announced Sunday. McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was expected to give a seven-minute speech tonight until the convention was shortened as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac. In the new schedule, McMorris Rodgers is listed as the convention’s host.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown in the revised schedule announced Sunday.
UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, has been given an expanded role at the Republican National Convention. The Republican National Convention is in Tampa this week, if Hurricane Isaac doesn’t blow the GOP into the next county. They just released a revised schedule, because…
If you haven’t heard this yet, you will soon. A politician will proclaim this the Most Important Election in your lifetime. Or in a generation. Or since World War II. They might say “of the century,” but that’s really not much, because the century is only 12 years old, so they’ll probably substitute “of the last hundred years.”
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has decided to debate her Democratic opponent twice before the November election. After this month’s primary, Democrat Rich Cowan challenged McMorris Rodgers to debate him in each of the 5th Congressional District’s 10 counties. After her town hall meeting on…
There was passion and there were numerous interruptions, but the rancor, cheers and theater at U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ town hall meeting in Spokane on Thursday were muted compared to the forum she held last year. Only about 150 people attended her Spokane summer town hall meeting at the Lincoln Center. Nearly 600 showed up last year.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray challenged her Republican counterparts Tuesday to embrace the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act, saying the narrower House version leaves out key provisions that would help protect another 30 million women from domestic violence. Murray, a Democrat from Western Washington, hosted several victims of abusive relationships at the NATIVE Project in West Central Spokane.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is doing about everything she possibly can to make sure Mitt Romney gets elected. She’s his campaign co-chairwoman for Washington state. She’s is the campaign liaison to the House of Representatives. She’s a co-chairwoman of Farmers and Ranchers for Mitt. She’s…
Got a question for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers? The congresswoman, a Republican, will be meeting with constituents this week across parts of the sprawling 5th congressional district, including a town hall event Thursday in Spokane. Here’s the details: WALLA WALLA — 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,…
Waves from a comment by a Missouri politician Sunday that women are rarely pregnant from a “legitimate rape” rippled across country to Washington state today, with fellow Republican Senate candidate Mike Baumgartner calling it ignorant and Democrats trying to tie a link to Rep. Cathy…