Stories tagged: 5th Congressional District
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers tepidly allies with Trump, touts policies in Congressional race against Joe Pakootas
Joe Pakootas, the Democratic challenger looking to unseat Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in her seventh run for Congress, is trying to tie her to Donald Trump in an attempt to …
Sun., July 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Third-party field hopes to seize on voter discontent in race against McMorris Rodgers for 5th District seat
Four of the faces in the race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District seat are familiar, one is new. Those hoping to unseat Cathy McMorris Rodgers say they believe voter discontent …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
Spin Control Files: John Sonneland was the man behind Spokane’s term limits
Physician and businessman John Sonneland ran several times for Congress but was more than just a perennial candidate.
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
Election 2014: McMorris Rodgers faces Pakootas for Congress’ 5th District
With Congress’ approval rating plunging to single digits, being part of the leadership that controls the U.S. House of Representatives could work against an incumbent’s effort to stay in office …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
Activist Marlyn Derby tackled uphill battles, took on Foley
Democratic congressional candidate Joe Pakootas struggles from time to time with people mispronouncing his name. It’s not difficult when you learn the trick, that the two O’s in the middle …
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
McMorris Rodgers offers Pakootas three debates
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers challenged Democratic opponent Joe Pakootas on Monday to three debates this fall, including two in Spokane. Pakootas said he planned to counter with a proposal to …
Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
McMorris Rodgers will face Pakootas
Congress may be unpopular, but in Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District, five-term incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was popular with voters casting ballots in Tuesday’s primary. McMorris Rodgers, a member …
Sun., July 13, 2014
Q-and-A with candidates for Washington’s 5th District
All four candidates for Washington’s 5th Congressional District were asked the same series of questions on key issues. Here are their answers. Candidates are listed in the order they will …
Sun., July 13, 2014
McMorris Rodgers faces three challengers in August primary
When a member of Congress rises to leadership and is chosen to respond to a president’s State of the Union Address, it’s usually a sign he or she is well-regarded …
Thu., June 12, 2014
McMorris Rodgers won’t seek Cantor’s spot
The day after the House of Representative’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping for a boost to knock off the No. 4 …
Thu., May 22, 2014
5th District hopeful Tom Horne challenges Cathy McMorris-Rodgers
A retired engineer and volunteer firefighter who joined the race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday said he’s unimpressed with the five-term incumbent and others in House Republican leadership …
Thu., May 15, 2014
Eight candidates seek to replace Hastings in 4th Congressional District
In a sign that politics abhors a vacuum almost as much as nature, an open seat in Central Washington’s 4th Congressional District has drawn eight candidates with two days left …
Tue., April 22, 2014
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers launches re-election campaign
Cathy McMorris Rodgers made her re-election campaign official Monday, announcing she’ll seek a sixth term in the House of Representatives. The announcement is a formality as the Spokane-area Republican has …
Wed., April 16, 2014
McMorris Rodgers raises 12 times the money as her foe
WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has raised about 12 times as much money as her Democratic challenger in the first three months of this year, reports filed with the …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
Joe Pakootas, Colville Tribe CEO, starts run for U.S. House
As a member of Congress gains stature in Washington, D.C., opponents often have more trouble defeating them in elections back home. Eastern Washington Democrats are hoping the reverse is true …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
McMorris Rodgers looks back at shutdown
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is under fire from both Democrats and tea party conservatives for her votes in recent weeks, said there were valuable lessons learned or relearned from …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
House race an uphill battle: Cowan faces McMorris Rodgers
In just about any profile of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the national media, the Spokane congresswoman is inevitably labeled “a rising star” of the Republican Party. Especially this …
Wed., April 25, 2012
Cowan opens campaign office
As a political novice running against a member of the congressional leadership, Rich Cowan said he hopes to use what some would consider his weakness against what many would consider …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011
Democrats see opportunity in 5th District
A former dean of Gonzaga University Law School is among the Democrats considering a campaign against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year. Dan Morrissey, who served as dean from 2001-’04 …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011
Growth in every district will redraw Wash. congressional map
All congressional districts in Washington have too many people – tens of thousands too many. And in central Washington’s 4th District and two districts in the fast-growing Interstate 5 corridor, …
Fri., Oct. 15, 2010, 7:04 p.m.
On-again, off-again debate is off again
A few days after Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ campaign said she couldn’t fit a televised debate into her schedule, the Republican incumbent shifted course Friday and offered to debate her …
Fri., Oct. 15, 2010, 1:39 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Romeyn debate possible
Three days after turning down a televised debate for “scheduling constraints,” U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ campaign staff is asking if forum could take place.
Tue., Oct. 12, 2010
Washington’s 5th Congressional District
Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces Democrat Daryl Romeyn.
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010
David Fox’s filing-fee bill outstanding
A Democratic candidate for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat is getting a past-due notice from the state this week because the check for his $1,740 filing fee bounced. David R. Fox, …
Thu., July 29, 2010, 7:04 p.m.
Candidate with checkered past reports assault
A Democratic candidate for Congress told police he was assaulted Sunday night near downtown Spokane after making sexual advances to another man.
Mon., July 19, 2010
5th Congressional District candidates, issues
To allow readers to compare and contrast the congressional candidates for Eastern Washington’s 5th District on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked all six the same five questions: • What changes, …
Mon., July 19, 2010
Democrats have tough task in 5th Congressional District
Consider the plight of the Democrats trying to take back Eastern Washington’s congressional seat, a spot they once held for 30 years. Until a few days before filing week opened …
Fri., June 11, 2010, 6:19 p.m.
House, senate races draw a crowd
OLYMPIA – Last week, Eastern Washington Democrats were scrambling to find one candidate to challenge Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her fourth term. This week, they have four – …
Thu., April 8, 2010
McMorris Rodgers seeks fourth term
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers formally began her congressional re-election campaign Wednesday with no Democrat showing a strong desire to oppose her but a challenger on the right from the Constitution …
Wed., April 7, 2010, 9:06 a.m.
U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers to run again
Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she will seek re-election to a fourth term from Washington’s 5th Congressional District.