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Four candidates vie in primary for 5th District House seat

Two Republicans, a Democrat and an Independent are on the Aug. 5 ballot


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Candidates in the Aug. 5 primary for the 5th District seat in Congress are Tom Horn, Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Joe Pakootas and Dave Wilson.

Since winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, incumbent 5th District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has faced multiple challengers in every primary election except once, 2006. That holds true for the Aug. 5 primary as she squares off against fellow Republican Tom Horn, Independent Dave Wilson and Democrat Joe Pakootas.

The Cheney Free Press sent the candidates questions regarding issues facing constituents of the far-flung 5th District.

What are the two most pressing challenges/needs you feel are the most important facing Eastern Washington residents? Why do you feel the...

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