U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5
|Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)||57,318||47.52%|
|Lisa Brown (D)||56,793||47.09%|
|Dave Saulibio (T)||2,873||2.38%|
|Jered Bonneau (R)||2,698||2.24%|
|Kari Ilonummi (R)||931||0.77%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
The candidates trained their focus on voters likely already in their column ahead of Election Day over the past several weeks, with the congresswoman touring rural communities in an RV and a rolling JumboTron while Lisa Brown canvassed and spoke to supporters in and around the urban core of Spokane.
We’ve spent months writing about the issues, examining the ads and interviewing the candidates on your ballot for Tuesday’s election.
Theft and defacement of campaign signs may be at an all-time high in the 5th Congressional District.
Trump effect? Supporters of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown weigh in on president’s role in midterm contest
The party of the president rarely performs well in its first midterm after the election. With Republicans running behind President Donald Trump, supporters of both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown spoke this week about how his profile is affecting their vote in 2018.
As Washington State Representative Matt Shea’s document “Biblical Basis For War” has gained increased national attention, some of his campaign donors are re-evaluating their support or asking for their money back. KHQ’s Patrick Erickson reports.
Vestal: McMorris Rodgers’ record shows she didn’t vote to protect people with pre-existing conditions
Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ voting record shows clearly where she has stood on protecting those who have pre-existing conditions. But it doesn’t seem to be the record she thinks she has.
Republican State Representative Matt Shea is facing some scrutiny after a manifesto he wrote outlining a Christian call to arms was released to the public. KHQ’s Patrick Erickson reports.
The president tweeted his support Monday night, part of a series of endorsements for eight GOP lawmakers in the run-up to the first midterm of Trump’s administration.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of the party in power, and they include changes to insurance coverage for people seeking mental health care, public dollars for construction in Liberty Lake and restoring the Fox Theater.
Here are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ recent bills that became law and her votes on high-profile legislation
The fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives is touting a historically proficient record in this Congress, pointing to six legislative actions she’s worked to get signed into law at the federal level. What do those measures do, and how did they come about?
There is more that unites us than divides us. Our shared values of liberty, justice, and equality of opportunity are stronger than any campaign or controversy. May I, as your representative, lead the healing for Eastern Washington and for our country.
At the fourth and final debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Democratic opponent, Lisa Brown, two different descriptions of 2018 emerged.
It’s the final public debate between the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress. Those wishing to watch in Spokane will need to find a computer with Internet access, with re-broadcasts scheduled for later this week.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted for a narrowly unsuccessful Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She says it was in an effort to give states and patients more choice in their health care options. Lisa Brown, her Democratic opponent, says the bill was bad for the district and that a government option for health care is needed to help stabilize the system, while stopping short of a fully public system that dozens of the members of her party have supported.
Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Rotary 21. The pair discussed health care, whom they aligned with in their party and took questions written by their opponent.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown spar on taxes, economy and health care in second Congressional debate
The two candidates took the stage for the second time in the closely watched contest Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, in a debate focused on the economy and jobs in the region. That included discussion of the two major GOP legislative initiatives of this Congress – health care and taxes.
A televised debate will air Wednesday night live from the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane beginning at 7 p.m. on KXLY-TV. A second debate will take place the following afternoon at the Spokane Club and will air later on KSPS-TV.
Democrat Lisa Brown reported taking in $2.2 million in a feverish two months of campaigning following her second-place finish in August’s blanket primary. Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers added $1.4 million directly to her campaign, including money raised through a joint fundraising committee. The total amount of fundraising is approaching $10 million for the seat.
Democrat Lisa Brown emerged on top of the latest money contest for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress, besting Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in a race that is now pushing $10 million.
In September, Congress passed a bipartisan bill to fund much of the government to the tune of $854 billion. I voted for it in order to avert a partial government shutdown and because the bill funds Eastern Washington priorities like a pay raise for troops, money to rebuild our armed forces, and funds to care for our veterans. But despite securing these priorities, our budget process is broken – and it has been for a long time. We continue to see deficits and rising debt. Something must be done to turn the tide and bring fiscal restraint back to Congress. The previous administration said the “new normal” of economic growth was 2 percent. We cannot pay down the debt and reduce the deficit without strong economic growth. That’s why I’m proud that our Republican tax cuts, regulatory rollback, and pro-jobs agenda have put more taxpayers in the workforce, led to 4.2 percent GDP growth, and added $19 billion in federal revenue this year alone. Washington state just increased revenue estimates for next year by $348 million. By continuing to grow our economy we can keep increasing revenues to help us pay down our debt – not to mention creating thousands of jobs here in Eastern Washington in the process.