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Get to know Joe Pakootas


Listen up; there is a great alternative to Cathy McMorris Rodgers. He is Joseph (Joe) Pakootas (puh-KOE-tuss). Many newspaper letters voice disappointment with Rodgers’ votes on food stamps, unemployment benefits, corporate welfare, and more. She consistently represents the wealthy top 10 percent, leaving out important interests of 90 percent of the public. With those voting numbers, we can change this picture.

Pakootas would be the state’s first Native American Congressman. He is a proven leader in Eastern Washington, as former chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Res...

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