The Democrats' star U.S. House challenger in Washington, Lisa Brown, is closing fast on incumbent U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a member of the House Republican leadership, according to a new poll.
Independent polling from Public Policy Polling released today shows the race between Lisa Brown and 14-year incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers significantly tightening. In initial questioning, 45 percent of respondents indicated they plan to vote for Brown, 48 percent for McMorris Rodgers.
Dr. Lisa Brown, Democratic candidate running for Congress in Washington’s 5th Congressional District provided an insight into her background and discussed her positions on political subjects and issues with the an audience in her visit to Gonzaga University Wednesday night.
If 2018 is the year of the woman, don’t tell Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The lone female member of House Republican Conference is under siege in D.C. and back home in Washington state. In Congress, several fellow GOP members are pining for her job, questioning her effectiveness as chairwoman of the conference and weighing whether to challenge her. At the same time, McMorris Rodgers has suddenly found herself at risk of losing her seat altogether — a Republican in a blue-trending state with a Democratic wave potentially on the way.
Congressional Republicans, having created historically large national deficits with the recent tax and spending bills, are now using the Farm Bill to kick off ‘entitlement reform’ in federal food programs that almost 1 in 5 families in eastern Washington depend on.
If it’s April, it must be time for Cathy McMorris Rodgers to start telling whoppers about health care. A year ago at this time, McMorris Rodgers tied herself in knots trying to justify her vote for the American Health Care Act, the failed effort to replace Obamacare. Just a few months before that vote, after all, she had co-sponsored legislation that would have prohibited something that the AHCA would allow: charging sick people more for insurance.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, fourth-ranking in leadership and highest-ranking Republican woman in the House, is facing one of the toughest re-election challenges of her career as Democrats fight to retake control of the lower chamber.