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THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 2014

Pakootas, McMorris Rodgers have final debate today 

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas have their third and final debate today at the Lincoln Center. The debate is sponsored by Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce, a lineup that...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014

McMorris Rodgers, Pakootas debate on Thursday 

The second debate between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas will air Thursday night on KSPS-TV and KXLY 920 AM radio. Pakootas, the chief executive officer of the Colville Tribe Federal Corp., is running against McMorris Rodgers, a Republican seeking her sixth...

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MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 2014

3rd debate for 5th Cong Dist scheduled 

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas have added a third debate to their campaign schedules, agreeing to a second match-up in Spokane. The debate, sponsored by three area business groups, will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Lincoln Center. While...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 14, 2014

SUNDAY, OCT. 12, 2014

Sunday Spin: Say what No. 1 

Last week’s debate between U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas veered briefly into immigration policy, with both candidates being asked to address the topic in the context of the need for farm labor and secure borders. Pakootas tossed off a line...

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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

McMorris Rodgers challenges Pakootas to 3 debates 

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers challenged Democratic opponent Joe Pakootas today to three debates this fall, including two in Spokane. Pakootas said he planned to counter with a proposal to do at least two more in other areas around the large congressional district. . . To...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 5, 2014


McMorris Rodgers challengers find hope in Cantor loss 

The day after the House’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping Wednesday for a boost to knock off the No. 4 Republican. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces three challengers in the August primary – one Republican, one...

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FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

McMorris Rodgers makes 2014 bid official 

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 primarily a formality because the Spokane-area Republican has been raising money almost since the 2012 election ended and already has collected some...

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MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

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