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Cowan will care

After reading about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ latest town hall meeting, where 150 people showed up, compared to last year’s 600, I am hoping that this is a sign that the voters in the 5th District are finally getting tired of her not doing anything for taxpayers. I would like her to name five jobs and other things that she has helped create for Eastern Washington residents.

If you watch any of her videos, she is constantly skirting the issues being asked of her. Lately, every time you see her on television, there she is behind Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the Republican cronies. She has become their new poster girl, probably the only thing she can do, because she votes exactly how her GOP comrades tell her to.

It is time for her to leave and go back to the only real job she has ever had: selling produce at her parent’s fruit stand. We need a change in Congress desperately, and that candidate is Rich Cowan. So … please vote for him this November.

Barbara Beck

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