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Cowan a strong candidate

Rich Cowan is the Democratic candidate in the 5th Congressional District race, running against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

It would be hard to find a stronger candidate. Rich was chief executive officer of acclaimed film company North by Northwest Productions for 22 years. His company employs 40 people in Spokane and Boise, and has brought millions of dollars to the area. He resigned as CEO to campaign full time. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Washington State University, is involved in community organizations, is an Eagle Scout and private pilot.

McMorris Rodgers, on the other hand, is most known for standing behind House Speaker John Boehner in photos and videos, and for voting a straight party line. She doesn’t stand up for you unless you are very wealthy or a corporation. She has voted against equal pay for women, against veterans and against Medicare.

Cowan is a successful businessman who will work to bring jobs to the region, but will not sacrifice the core interests of the average citizen in doing so. Rich will represent the people of our district rather than the power brokers in Washington, D.C. Let’s send someone to Congress who truly cares about Eastern Washington.

Nancy Monacelli

Walla Walla


 

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