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U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5

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Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 168,605 54.91%
Lisa Brown (D) 138,471 45.09%

* 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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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her challenger, Lisa Brown, discuss what they think is wrong with the VA and what can be done to fix it. KHQ’s Patrick Erickson and Peter Maxwell report.


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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers met with the director of Lutheran Community Services, the Spokane-based nonprofit providing support for refugees and victims of sexual assault, on Friday morning, as the Trump administration announced it would reduce the number of legal entrants into the U.S. and the Senate prepares to vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual violence in the early 1980s.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers asks state regulators to pause on PCB permits in Spokane River

Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to halt efforts to issue new discharge permits. Conservation groups argue the regulations are necessary to protect those whose diets contain significant portions of fish.


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Pence, on campaign stop in Spokane, says D.C. needs McMorris Rodgers

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Pence says D.C. needs McMorris Rodgers during Spokane campaign stop

Vice President Mike Pence urged Eastern Washington voters to retain U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in a stump speech Tuesday afternoon to push the administration’s economic policies and confirm conservative judges like embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Video courtesy of KHQ.


Protesters inflate ‘Baby Trump’ balloon outside Spokane campaign fundraiser featuring Mike Pence

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Vice President Mike Pence to appear for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in downtown Spokane on Tuesday

The vice president, a former colleague of McMorris Rodgers in the U.S. House of Representatives, will speak at an afternoon fundraiser at the Spokane Convention Center. Tickets to the event were still selling at $125 apiece on Monday afternoon, according to the McMorris Rodgers campaign, which expects more than 1,000 attendees.


Vice President Mike Pence to appear for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers downtown Spokane on Tuesday

A campaign swing to the West will bring Vice President Mike Pence to downtown Spokane on Tuesday to stump for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. KHQ’s Joe McHale reports.


Lisa Brown: We need solutions that lower health care costs and expand access, not slogans

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Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers’ vow against Social Security and Medicare cuts rings hollow

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers protests too much about claims she would vote for Social Security and Medicare cuts. Not only is it utterly credible to believe she might vote for such cuts – which would certainly be, like last year’s failed Trumpcare effort, swaddled in claims that the cuts are not cuts – but she’s already voted to do so. More than once.


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Spokane veterans medical center stops media tour with Cathy McMorris Rodgers to avoid violating federal election law

An attempted media tour to accompany U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers through the new urgent care clinic at the VA Mann-Grandstaff Medical Center on Tuesday was halted by VA leadership concerned about violating a law. The Hatch Act prohibits candidates from using government employees for campaign purposes near an election.