Primary Election results show a competitive race between Lisa Brown and 14-year incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers as we enter the general election. As of 8:45 p.m., Brown is winning two of the key counties in WA-05, Spokane and Whitman.
There is nothing more important than safeguarding the integrity of our elections and improving the transparency of our campaign finance system. In fact, Lisa Brown has said that passing the DISCLOSE Act and overturning the Citizens United decision should be the first priority of a new Congress in January 2019.
The Lisa Brown for Congress campaign filed its second quarter FEC report today, showing that Brown raised $931,124.59 from April-June. When compared to the net contributions that incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers raised in direct donations to her reelection campaign, Brown outraised McMorris Rodgers by more than $70,000.
Yesterday’s statement from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers fails children and families and gives in to the Trump administration’s tactics to get funding for a border wall by using these children as bargaining chips.
Republican and former 5th District Representative George Nethercutt Jr. in commenting on the race says its going to likely be one of the closest and most competitive races McMorris Rodgers has had in the seven terms she's served.