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Cowan to stir Congress

The Lentil Festival was a memorable event for hordes of folks who dropped by. One important point was missed by all the coverage: Rich Cowan, Democratic nominee for the 5th Congressional District, stirred the big Lentil Pot from about 5:45 p.m. to after 6 p.m.

Voters, Cowan will stir up the do-nothing Congress. And our “Do Nothing but Pose” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was in Colorado posing.

Please cast your vote for a business person who knows red tape, regulations and workers rights. We need Cowan to be a real representative of Eastern Washington. He will get something done, especially for the farmers in our area.

Vote Rich Cowan!

Donald Orlich



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