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U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5

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Candidate Votes Pct
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) 175,422 54.76%
Lisa Brown (D) 144,925 45.24%

* 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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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: With a stronger military and increased support for our veterans, people in Eastern Washington are Better Off Now

Two years ago, I made a promise alongside House Republicans to provide a better way for America’s future by focusing on pro-growth policies like tax cuts and regulatory relief to unleash economic growth. Today, because we’ve kept those promises, the economy is booming and people are Better Off Now. After years of struggling to get ahead, the American people are seeing jobs, opportunity and confidence come roaring back. There are currently more job openings in America than there are people looking for jobs. In Eastern Washington, we are seeing wage increases between 3 and 9 percent in every single county. People are coming off the sidelines and back into the workforce. Small businesses have record-high optimism about their future. This is the comeback story I said was possible under a Republican Congress alongside a Republican president, and I’m most encouraged by the hope and optimism it’s bringing back to our community and to America as a whole.


McMorris Rodgers’ lead grows in Friday’s ballot count

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers lengthened her lead over Democrat Lisa Brown Friday as the ballot count continued in Washington’s 5th Congressional District primary.


McMorris Rodgers, Brown to meet at Sept. 19 town hall hosted by Spokesman-Review, KHQ

The free event will be part of the Northwest Passages Book Club’s Pints and Politics series, which has previously featured Gov. Jay Inslee and candidates for Spokane City Council and school board.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she supports Russia investigation but won’t rule out impeaching Rod Rosenstein

A progressive-leaning group released audio from a July 30 fundraiser inside the Spokane Club in which Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the House’s Intelligence committee, talked about what’s holding up impeachment proceedings for the attorney general in charge of overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


Why they’ll win: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown remain locked in tight battle

The November race for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress will be the closest campaign in at least two decades. What are the signs that each candidate has the edge heading in to the high-profile race?


From Spokane to Seattle, Democrats’ strong primary showings a warning to Republicans

In towns along Washington’s Pacific Coast, there are tsunami zones with sirens to warn of an approaching wave and marked routes to take to higher ground. Tuesday’s election results are not proof of a blue tsunami about to wash over the electorate, but the siren is blowing.


Results point to real contest: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown nearly tied in primary

The contest between the high-ranking congressional Republican and the Democrat with years of experience in state political leadership has drawn national interest and big local spending as the parties vie for support in the first midterm election since President Donald Trump took office.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers seeks widespread GOP support in competitive race against Lisa Brown

The seven-term congresswoman reached out to state Rep. Matt Shea this year, a legislator seen as a mouthpiece for the libertarian, constitutionalist wing of the Republican Party. Lisa Brown, the presumptive Democratic challenger for McMorris Rodgers’ seat, says the spate of negative ads in the campaign are distracting from the real issues facing the district.


Eastern Washington voters concerned about family separation policy

Eastern Washington voters in survey have concerns about Trump administration “zero tolerance policy” that separates immigrant families arrested for improperly crossing the border.


McMorris Rodgers, U.S. Forest Service chief tout public-private forest thinning partnership in Colville Forest

Fire-prone trees are falling in the Colville National Forest, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the U.S. Forest Service hope they’ll make a sound in the nation’s capital.


Protesters target GOP backlash to Russia probe at Devin Nunes fundraiser for Cathy McMorris Rodgers

More than 100 protestors are highlighting a fund-raising lunch benefiting the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.


Lisa Brown: Congress has failed our farmers; it’s time for new leadership.

I’m running for Congress to be a new voice for farmers and ranchers and will put our priorities over party talking points. As an economist, I’ll be an independent advocate and do what’s best for Eastern Washington, Northwest agriculture, and Washington state’s trade-based economy.


Cathy McMorris Rodgers pushes House bill targeting EPA pollution standards in Washington

The measure, which passed as part of a larger spending package approved by the House of Representatives, prohibits the federal agency from enforcing its new water quality standards in Washington state. That includes a level of carcinogenic chemicals that are imperceptible by current testing techniques, but environmental groups have argued against doing away with the EPA’s work on the issue.


Ad watch: Latest attack ads against Brown make questionable claims

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the state Republican Party are stepping up attacks on Democratic challenger Lisa Brown with a mailer that suggests the former state legislator is soft on sexual predators and a newspaper ad that she claims credit where it’s not due.


Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers’ offensive campaign ads and flyers undermine her call for political civility

Our divided nation needs to heal, Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. We are heartbreakingly riven by political divisions, Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. We can no longer disagree without being disagreeable. We demonize those with differing political views. We must regain a sense of shared purpose and unity for the good of the nation, and each and every one of us must do our part.


House Intel Chairman Nunes to raise money for McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes – one of President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress and a sometime lightning rod for criticism for the House investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election – will help Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers raise campaign money Monday in Spokane.


McMorris Rodgers, Valley Council discuss future transportation initiatives

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers met with the Spokane Valley City Council Friday morning to discuss plans and concerns for the city’s future transportation projects.


Ad watch: Cathy McMorris Rodgers spot revives attack on Lisa Brown regarding sex offenders

The Lisa Brown campaign accused U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of desperation and “scare tactics” in a new attack ad questioning the Democrat’s record in the state House of Representatives on housing sex offenders.


Northwest lawmakers: Russian ‘no friend’ of U.S.; Trump missed opportunity

Republicans and Democrats from Idaho and Washington say their view of Vladimir Putin and Russian activities unchanged.


Truth testing: The negative ads from Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown

Television advertisements and campaign mailers are already finding their way to Eastern Washington voters from the two presumptive candidates for the region’s seat in Congress. What’s true, and what isn’t, about the claims in these ads?