Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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)||166,159||59.46 %|
|Joe Pakootas (D)||113,308||40.54 %|
There was a time when a politician would be careful about suggesting an opponent was lying. Back in the halcyon “good old days” it was deemed more appropriate to accuse a fellow official of being stupid than dishonest. Now, it seems common to accuse someone of using alternative facts, which may be just a nice way of calling them a liar.
Congressional Republicans opened their retreat in Philadelphia with lofty plans to address tax and health policy issues, but swiftly slipped off message, thanks to President Donald Trump’s latest announcements Wednesday.
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As President-elect Donald Trump continued the work of forming his new administration Sunday, aides continued to struggle with some of the baggage he carries with him – especially how to separate his business interests from government and the inflammatory rhetoric about Muslims that marked his campaign.
Paul Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have squared off three times in debates around Washington’s 5th Congressional district since the beginning of this month. They’re all available online as you fill out your ballot.
Both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have released TV ads in the Spokane market as ballots start to drop this week. Pakootas is attempting to tie McMorris Rodgers to Donald Trump, while the congresswoman is touting national security in an ad that departs from her usual policy-based ads.
Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas calls on U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to withdraw her backing of Donald Trump. She says no.