U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5
|Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)||165,115||55.10%|
|Lisa Brown (D)||134,569||44.90%|
* 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.
The one bright spot for Lisa Brown in a decisive defeat by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday was the City of Spokane, where she earned a double-digit victory. Still, Brown says she’s going to take a break to examine her options and said the future of the Democratic Party looks bright in Eastern Washington.
It wasn’t a wave, it was the tide. The regular, recurrent tide.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced Tuesday that she will not run for a party leadership position in House.
Analysis: Why ‘a real race’ in Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown contest offered familiar November result
Democrats said they couldn’t match the fervor from energized Republicans in Eastern Washington that led to a comfortable GOP win in the district, despite rumors of a “blue wave.” Republicans credited an exhaustive ground game after a close primary night and increased attention after the Supreme Court hearings this fall.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown have been battling unofficially for more than a year in one of several contests nationwide that Democrats hope will shift control of Congress.
Here’s a preview of what to be on the lookout for as polls close in Washington and Idaho in the next few hours. KHQ’s Claire Graham, Joe McHale, Stephanie Stevenson and The Spokesman-Review’s Kip Hill and Jim Camden report.
KHQ’s Joe McHale reports on Election Day vandalism at Lisa Brown’s campaign headquarters, Stephanie Stevenson reports on last-minute ballot pickups around Spokane, Kevin Kim is down at the Elections Office, which is seeing one of the busiest elections in recent history, Claire Graham looks at some of the bond measures and advisory votes on the ballot, Adam Mayer reports from Boise and Spokesman-Review reporter Kip Hill looks at Brown’s year-long campaign against Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers while Jim Camden looks at statewide ballot initiatives.
Democrat Lisa Brown concedes the race for Washington’s 5th District on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers thanks her supporters moments after challenger Lisa Brown conceded the race for the 5th District seat on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
KHQ’s Dan Kleckner and Stephanie Vigil host this 10 p.m. roundup of race and initiative results from the 2018 Midterm Elections.
Podcast: S-R’s politics team on Brown vs. McMorris Rodgers, French vs. Anthony and much more; Congressional battle winding down
Final votes will be cast Tuesday as Democrats hope a blue wave will switch leadership in the House of Representatives and Republicans hope to continue the momentum they built with a massive tax reform package.
Further Review: A lighthearted look at Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown stances on food, coffee and pop culture
We’ve asked them about guns, immigration, health care and the national debt. Now Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown tell us how they feel about the best sauce to dunk your french fries.
Further Review: A deeper look at the finances behind the Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown race
Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $10.5 million and spent nearly all of it in what has become the most expensive contest in Eastern Washington in recent memory, and likely in the political history of the district. The Spokesman-Review took a deeper look at where the money came from to fund the two top-tier candidates in a race that will be closely watched on Election Day.
The candidates trained their focus on voters likely already in their column ahead of Election Day over the past several weeks, with the congresswoman touring rural communities in an RV and a rolling JumboTron while Lisa Brown canvassed and spoke to supporters in and around the urban core of Spokane.
We’ve spent months writing about the issues, examining the ads and interviewing the candidates on your ballot for Tuesday’s election.
Theft and defacement of campaign signs may be at an all-time high in the 5th Congressional District.
Trump effect? Supporters of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown weigh in on president’s role in midterm contest
The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown spoke this week about how his profile is affecting their vote in 2018.
As Washington State Representative Matt Shea’s document “Biblical Basis For War” has gained increased national attention, some of his campaign donors are re-evaluating their support or asking for their money back. KHQ’s Patrick Erickson reports.
Vestal: McMorris Rodgers’ record shows she didn’t vote to protect people with pre-existing conditions
Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ voting record shows clearly where she has stood on protecting those who have pre-existing conditions. But it doesn’t seem to be the record she thinks she has.
Republican State Representative Matt Shea is facing some scrutiny after a manifesto he wrote outlining a Christian call to arms was released to the public. KHQ’s Patrick Erickson reports.