November 1, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 28

Fifth District candidates Q and A

McMorris Rodgers, Cowan battle for congressional seat

The race for the congressional 5th District House of Representatives seat was whittled down from a field of four in the Aug. 7 primary to two: Republican incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic challenger Rich Cowan.

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McMorris Rodgers is seeking her fifth consecutive term as representative. She is currently the vice chair of the House Republican Conference and the highest-ranking House Republican woman. She is also a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

McMorris Rodgers previously served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1994-2005, elected House Re...

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