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Independent group mails out ads asking voters in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District to write in a candidate who isn’t running.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will again seek appointment by her peers as chair of the House Republican Conference, a position that has been used by GOP lawmakers to catapult to higher positions of power.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers will serve a sixth term in the House of Representatives, once again defeating Joe Pakootas to return to the Congressional seat she’s held since 2005. Patty Murray will head back to the Senate to serve a fifth term, defeating Republican Chris Vance.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have squared off three times in debates around Washington's 5th Congressional district since the beginning of this month. They're all available online as you fill out your ballot.
Both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joe Pakootas have released TV ads in the Spokane market as ballots start to drop this week. Pakootas is attempting to tie McMorris Rodgers to Donald Trump, while the congresswoman is touting national security in an ad that departs from her usual policy-based ads.
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 sway voters away from the high-ranking Republican. But she may need those voters, and her tenuous alliance with Trump, to retain her seat in a strategy indicative of her longtime defense of the Republican Party.
The two congressional races on Spokane County ballots feature the 5th Congressional District and a U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Senate: You won’t see U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on TV pounding the partisan talking points and widening the divide. That doesn’t mean she isn’t partisan (she is a close adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid), but it shows she has the temperament to keep the door open to negotiation and compromise. The popular narrative is that Congress is hopelessly gridlocked, but it’s only partly true.
Democratic challenger Joe Pakootas calls on U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to withdraw her backing of Donald Trump. She says no.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers defended her record of supporting veterans as a member of the House of Representatives against claims by Joe Pakootas she was “privatizing” the military’s health care, while Pakootas made the case for a $22 per hour minimum wage and attacked the congresswoman for her tacit support of Donald Trump.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday had her lowest showing in a primary since 2004, her first Congressional contest. Republicans remain confident she can keep her seat against Joe Pakootas, but her tepid support of Donald Trump and connections to Washington D.C. leadership could hurt her.
The race for Congress in November will be a repeat of 2014. Incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers easily topped five challengers in Tuesday’s primary. Democrat Joe Pakootas appears headed to a second place finish based on his strong finish in Spokane County.
We support Dave Wilson’s ideas, but we’re also realists. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is in a strong leadership position and can help the district on issues such as protecting Fairchild Air Force Base.
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 with the major parties at the top of the ticket could lead to success in November.
Congressional candidates Dave Wilson has released a list of suspicious organizations that opponent Joe Pakootas claimed endorsed his campaign in 2014 or 2016. Pakootas says Wilson released the list as a reaction to being denied an offer to hold exclusive policy discussions forums between the two candidates.
Candidates for federal state, legislative and county races have until Friday to file for office.
The highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives said at a campaign kickoff event Thursday that Americans were in “uncharted territory” in this presidential election but refrained from taking a stance on the candidacy of Donald Trump.
Bernie Sanders began a three-city campaign swing through Washington on Sunday with a rally at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver. The Vermont senator and candidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination also plans rallies Sunday night in Seattle and Spokane.
David Kay, 59, announced Thursday he was dropping his bid as a Democrat for U.S. Congress and throwing his support behind Joe Pakootas.
Four challengers have announced they’ll seek the seat in Congress held since 2005 by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Three of the men have ran against McMorris Rodgers before. David Kay is seeking the Democratic nomination won by Joe Pakootas two years ago.
David Kay, 59, announced Tuesday he will run as a Democrat against incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who will be seeking her sixth term in Congress, and Joe Pakootas, who fell to McMorris Rodgers with roughly 40 percent of the vote in 2014.