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U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, is seeking her sixth term representing Eastern Washington in the U.S. Congress. Democrat Joe Pakootas, former CEO of the Colville Tribe, is challenging her.

U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5

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Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 134,895 60.69%
Joe Pakootas (D) 87,390 39.31%

* 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.


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