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House hopefuls draw on Trump’s refusal to reveal tax returns

President Donald Trump’s unwillingness to release his tax returns is helping renew a debate on whether the practice should be expected of elected federal office holders ahead of this year’s …


McMorris Rodgers, Brown and other congressional candidates clash on foreign policy

Congressional candidates to represent Eastern Washington have major disagreements on some foreign policy questions.


U.S. Senate primary: Cantwell and 29 challengers

U.S. Senate race draws a near record number of candidates and Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District race grows to five on final day of filing week.


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Farm bill failure tied to immigration fight

GOP conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus sank the 2018 farm bill on Friday, dealing a setback to House Republican leaders including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.


Saulibio joins race against McMorris Rodgers

Colbert businessman joins Eastern Washington’s congressional race.


McMorris Rodgers, Bonneau file for Congress

Number of Senate candidates continues to grow as other races fill out.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

McMorris Rodgers launches ad campaign in congressional re-election bid

Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers hits the airwaves and other media with campaign ads six months ahead of the general election in which she faces Democratic challenger Lisa Brown.


Spin Control: MSNBC discovers the McMorris Rodgers/Brown race

When national reporters parachute in, some things are going to sound strange.


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Farm groups, fearing a trade war, voice concerns to McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Thursday she is concerned about the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs and his withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

New Eastern Washington poll continues to show tight race between McMorris Rodgers, Brown

The poll of 689 voters in Eastern Washington shows a three-point contest between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown approaching the six-month mark before the November elections. The poll …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

Brown releases joint tax return showing $320K in income, more than $69K in taxes

A tale of the 1040s: Democratic challenger Lisa Brown and her husband paid more taxes on higher income than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her husband.


Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers has troubles with the truth on pre-existing conditions

If it’s April, it must be time for Cathy McMorris Rodgers to start telling whoppers about health care.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers releases tax return for ‘transparency,’ Brown says she will too

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers releases her 2017 tax returns, calling it an exercise in transparency and trust. After initially declining, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown says Tuesday evening she will release …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Money pouring into race between Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown

The congresswoman once again posted a higher fundraising total for the first three months of 2018 than her Democratic rival, but the Democrat is continuing to surge. Federal Election Commission …


Democratic wave may not wash many Republicans out of office

Democrats may have an advantage with voters heading into the fall elections, but it may not cost many Republicans their jobs.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:31 a.m.

Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles

Eastern Washington voters overwhelmingly favor raising the age limit for buying a semi-automatic rifle but are evenly split on whether they think Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act, a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

Congressional candidate plans shooting event; underdog Senate challengers speak in Spokane

“Come on out, bring your firearms and your family and let’s talk of freedom and have a blast shooting some targets,” Jered Bonneau wrote in Facebook promotion for his “Shooting …


Lisa Brown calls results of close poll with Cathy McMorris Rodgers ‘nothing but good news’

Down six points to the incumbent Republican, Democratic challenger Lisa Brown said she was encouraged by the results of a poll of likely Eastern Washington voters, particularly Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers praises Paul Ryan as House Speaker announces retirement

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives and a political ally of House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, said in a statement Wednesday that the Wisconsin …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Poll suggests bruising race for Congress between Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown

With Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District split over the job President Donald Trump and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers are doing, her 2018 race against Democrat Lisa Brown could be close …


What they said: Poll respondents weigh in on McMorris Rodgers, Brown and Trump

President Donald Trump looms large in the minds of likely Eastern Washington voters choosing between U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown, according to interviews conducted with poll …


Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign reports record-breaking fundraising to start 2018

The congresswoman is trading fundraising boasts with Democratic challenger Lisa Brown. Ahead of final filings, the Republican congresswoman reported raising more than $800,000 for her re-election during the first three …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers: Trump should listen to Washington wheat farmers on tariffs

The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to …


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Lisa Brown reports raising $1 million; Cathy McMorris Rodgers draws big crowd

Both women vying to represent Eastern Washington in Congress touted their campaigns’ enthusiasm this week, with Lisa Brown crossing a fundraising threshold only two of her Democratic predecessors have matched …


Shulkin got things done, McMorris Rodgers says. Replacement must oppose privatization, says Murray.

Outgoing secretary of Veterans Affairs Department was responsive, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says. Replacement should “unequivocally” oppose privatization, Sen. Patty Murray says.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 3:52 p.m.

Lobbying pays off for small Seattle-based drugmaker in budget bill

Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Spending bill has money for opioid, fighting wildfires, schools and military

Federal government to spend more on opioid epidemic, wildfires, education and military.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Spokane County GOP weighs gun raffle at annual fundraiser; Chaffetz to speak

The Spokane County GOP is considering whether to continue raffling guns as part of its annual Lincoln Day fundraiser, said Stephanie Cates, chairwoman of the party.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Republican enters race for Congress against McMorris Rodgers, Brown

Jered Bonneau has been homeless, rallied for the Bundy family in their standoff with federal officials and will now run under the GOP banner for Eastern Washington’s congressional seat. “I …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Washington delegation takes stances against Trump tariffs

WASHINGTON – Talk of trade wars is circulating around the nation’s Capitol. Legislators had mixed reactions following President Trump’s move to place a 25 percent duty on steel imports and …