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U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5

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Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 43,089 41.44%
Joe Pakootas (D) 33,432 32.15%
Dave Wilson (I) 14,241 13.70%
Tom Horne (R) 11,280 10.85%
Krystol McGee (L) 1,934 1.86%

* 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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All the 5th District Congressional debates, in one place

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.


Pakootas, McMorris Rodgers take to airwaves to make their case

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.


Murray, McMorris Rodgers for Congress

The two congressional races on Spokane County ballots feature the 5th Congressional District and a U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Senate: You won’t see U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on TV pounding the partisan talking points and widening the divide. That doesn’t mean she isn’t partisan (she is a close adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid), but it shows she has the temperament to keep the door open to negotiation and compromise. The popular narrative is that Congress is hopelessly gridlocked, but it’s only partly true.


McMorris Rodgers sticks with Trump

Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas calls on U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to withdraw her backing of Donald Trump. She says no.


Washington delegation makes a pitch for new tanker at Fairchild

The entire Washington congressional delegation sent the Air Force secretary a letter promoting Fairchild as the next home for the new KC-46A tanker.


McMorris Rodgers, Wilson in 5th District

We support Dave Wilson’s ideas, but we’re also realists. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is in a strong leadership position and can help the district on issues such as protecting Fairchild Air Force Base.


McMorris Rodgers passing on the GOP national convention

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will not have a prime-time speaking role at next week’s Republican National Convention and won’t attend the gathering in Cleveland.


In meeting hosted by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump offers assurances to GOP rank-and-file in Congress

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump tried to assure skittish GOP lawmakers Thursday that they all share the same Republican Party goals, but his first appearance before the rank-and-file failed to soothe some deep concerns about his undisciplined campaign. The meeting was hosted by Spokane Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers


Kathryn A. Lee: What’s McMorris Rodgers’ thoughts on Trump, party?

My question for Rep. McMorris Rodgers is this: Is Donald Trump the face of the Republican Party?


U.S. Army, Foreign Service veteran joins Congressional race against McMorris Rodgers, Pakootas

David Kay, 59, announced Tuesday he will run as a Democrat against incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who will be seeking her sixth term in Congress, and Joe Pakootas, who fell to McMorris Rodgers with roughly 40 percent of the vote in 2014.


Responses to the State of the Union

A State of the Union Address generates lots of e-mailed responses. We’re compiling some from around the region inside the blog.


House votes for more security checks on Syrian refugees

Syrian and Iraqi refugees would need extra checks from FBI and others to enter country under House plan.


Ex-Im Bank faces crucial vote

House expected to vote Monday on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which critics call the “Bank of Boeing.”


2016 ballot continues to expand

Voters may be focused on the 2015 election, but some politicians are already moving on to 2016.


McMorris Rodgers not running for new GOP post

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is urging her Republican colleagues to find ways to work together but refusing to say publicly whether she is seeking to move up in House leadership.


McMorris Rodgers seeking House majority leader post, reports say

The Washington Post and Politico are reporting that Spokane’s Republican congresswoman is a candidate for the second-highest position in the House of Representatives. And Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers isn’t denying the reports.


McMorris Rodgers votes to defund Planned Parenthood

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was one of 239 House Republicans who voted Friday to deny federal funds to Planned Parenthood, the controversial reproductive care group that has come under fire in recent weeks.


Congress seeks ways to change wildfire funding as feds shift additional $250M to fight fires

With a vicious fire season forcing federal officials to use up most of the Forest Service’s budget on firefighting, the Obama administration urged Congress this week to treat the blazes like other natural disasters. The administrators say basic functions and programs – including efforts to prevent wildfires – are endangered by the increasing shift of the agency’s budget to firefighting efforts. This week, the Obama administration transferred an additional $250 million from the Forest Service budget toward the fight of wildfires scorching the West.


McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse to Inslee: Happy to talk trade

OLYMPIA — U.S. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse decline to fire back at Gov. Inslee over climate, Ex-Im Bank.


Inslee takes lawmakers to task over Ex-Im bank

OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington’s Republican members of Congress should stop being “climate deniers” and work harder to reauthorize a key financing mechanism for international trade that helps the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday.  The Democratic governor shot back at Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, of Spokane, and Dan Newhouse, of Yakima, who two weeks ago wrote that his efforts to reduce carbon pollution “do not align with pro-growth policies.” The letter from the two House members was sent as Inslee prepared to leave for a trade mission to South Korea and Japan, and started by saying they appreciated his efforts to boost trade.