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. Read more
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5
About this race
Top two candidates with the most votes will advance to the Nov. 6 general election.
Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are paid $174,000 per year, plus healthcare and other benefits.
Last updated: Aug. 10, 3 p.m. Election results
|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%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, on Thursday backed a proposal creating a national park at three sites central…Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
Flag placed in a name of a victim of the 9/11 attacks at the Ground Zero memorial in New…Read more
State Rep. Kevin Parker has plenty of time on his hands, politically speaking.
The Republican from Spokane's 6th District…Read more
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. Read more
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has kicked off the last two nights of the Republican National Convention as the…Read more
Democrat Rich Cowan and Republican Mike Baumgartner seem to have a shared problem of getting the incumbents they want to…Read more
Tropical Storm Isaac might be bad news in general for the Republican National Convention, but the storm clouds at least…Read more
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. Read more
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown in the revised schedule announced Sunday. Read more
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.” Read more
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has decided to debate her Democratic opponent twice before the November election.
After this…Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is doing about everything she possibly can to make sure Mitt Romney gets elected.
Got a question for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers?
The congresswoman, a Republican, will be meeting with constituents this…Read more
Waves from a comment by a Missouri politician Sunday that women are rarely pregnant from a “legitimate rape” rippled across…Read more