Stories tagged: 5th congressional district
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Despite near-record turnout for the midterm, tens of thousands of Spokane County voters didn’t vote and that has implications for future elections.
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Former Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall cast a wide net in seeking comment about the importance of arts and humanities in politics and governance. Here is what people had to …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Former Washington poet laureate Tod Marshall wanted to know where Eastern Washington’s two congressional candidates stood on issues surrounding arts and the humanities. So he asked them.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
Lisa Brown, D, is a former WSU Spokane chancellor and former Washington state Senate majority leader.
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
My goal is to make sure everyone has access to quality and affordable health care. At the baseline of this debate, I believe we must protect people with pre-existing conditions …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, challenger Lisa Brown differ on what to do about the Social Security system.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
As a member of Congress, among my highest priorities would be reforms that strengthen secure the integrity of our elections and democratic institutions.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Does better voter turnout depend on postage-paid ballots, or competitive races?
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
The primary ballot is the gateway to the general election for candidates seeking federal, state and local offices, but the results are always open to interpretation. Ballots have to be …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 4:20 p.m.
I’m running for Congress to be a new voice for farmers and ranchers and will put our priorities over party talking points. As an economist, I’ll be an independent advocate …
UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes – one of President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress and a sometime lightning rod for criticism for the House investigation into Russian meddling in the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown both report big gains in campaign dollars.
Sat., July 7, 2018
Recently, I had an opportunity to speak at a candidates forum in Waitsburg in Walla Walla County. I received positive feedback about my speech. But one gentleman very politely said …
Sat., June 23, 2018
Whether I’m at a town hall in Deer Park, a meet-and-greet in Medical Lake or knocking on doors in the Logan neighborhood of Spokane, I hear from people in every …
Sat., May 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
Congressional candidates to represent Eastern Washington have major disagreements on some foreign policy questions.
Sat., May 19, 2018
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.
Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
Colbert businessman joins Eastern Washington’s congressional race.
Sun., May 6, 2018
When national reporters parachute in, some things are going to sound strange.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 5 a.m.
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: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
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 …
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.
Physician and businessman John Sonneland ran several times for Congress but was more than just a perennial candidate.
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
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
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
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
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
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 …
Sun., July 13, 2014
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 …