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Brown vs. McMorris Rodgers -- a 2018 Inland Empire donneybrook

Seattle PI     Thursday, February 1, 2018

The latest Federal Election Commission campaign money filings show a donnybrook shaping up between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., a Trump backer and member of the House Republican leadership, and her Democratic challenger Lisa Brown.

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Over 400 show up for Lisa Brown campaign training

The Spokesman-Review     Sunday, January 7, 2018

The race for Washington’s 5th Congressional District might be months away, but parties have already begun the foundational work of building up their bases. For the campaign of challenger Lisa Brown, that base showed up in droves Saturday.

Paul Ryan-backed super PAC supporting Cathy McMorris Rodgers in 2018 contest

The Spokesman-Review     Saturday, January 6, 2018

National Republicans plan to throw a counterpunch in Washington’s 5th Congressional District, which has become a midterm bull’s-eye for energized Democrats.

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Connelly: Will 2018 political 'wave' crest in this Washington?

Seattle PI     Wednesday, December 27, 2017

"The Wave" is a football tradition first witnessed at a 1981 UW-Stanford game in Husky Stadium.  But the term has lately been appropriated by America's political pundits to describe what they call a "wave election." We may be about to witness one.

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In town hall, 5th District challenger Lisa Brown stakes out stance against GOP tax plan

The Spokesman-Review     Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Hours after the Senate approved the final version of the GOP tax plan Wednesday, 5th Congressional District challenger Lisa Brown railed against the bill in the basement of the Spokane Valley Library.

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Northwest Democrats, GOP split on net neutrality rule change

The Spokesman-Review     Thursday, December 14, 2017

Democrats denounced new rules for the Internet approved by the FCC while congressional Republicans from the Northwest backed them.

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Training is Not Enough - The #MeToo Moment

Lisa Brown     Thursday, December 14, 2017

In the 1980s I taught a class at Eastern Washington University called "The Economics of Women and Work." Topics covered in the course included gender differences in hiring, pay and promotion, and the lack of family-friendly policies in the United States, such as affordable childcare and paid sick leave.

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WSU grad students sound off on GOP tax plan

The Spokesman-Review     Thursday, November 30, 2017

Washington State University graduate students gathered Wednesday to mount some last-minute opposition to the Republican tax plan that’s barreling through Congress.

McMorris Rodgers’ seat in Congress targeted by national Democrats emboldened by recent electoral wins

The Spokesman-Review     Thursday, November 9, 2017

National Democratic strategists have set their sights on the congressional seat owned by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

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Opinion: Brown will be no placeholder

The Lewiston Tribune     Friday, October 27, 2017

Cathy McMorris Rodgers doesn't know it yet, but she is in for the fight of her political life to turn aside the challenge from former state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane. The former Eastern Washington University professor of economics is smart, tough, tenacious, fearless, hard-working, politically sophisticated and plays to win.

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