House Speaker Paul Ryan might not be the only member of the House GOP leadership not returning to Washington next year. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the No. 4 Republican in the House and the highest-ranking GOP woman, is locked in an unexpectedly competitive race this year in her eastern Washington-state district.
Organizers of a fundraiser featuring Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) reversed course and pulled their plan to auction off an AR-15 rifle — the style of weapon used to kill 17 in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida — shortly after a POLITICO report on the event on Tuesday.
Former state Sen. Lisa Brown is getting a shot of confidence from national Democrats in her bid to upset seven-term incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Eastern Washington’s 5th Congressional District.
The poll, conducted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, found the congresswoman held a 4-percentage point edge over Brown among Eastern Washington residents likely to vote in November’s election. That’s within the poll’s margin of error, and had Brown claiming the gap was narrowing on social media.
The dispute in Washington, D.C., that shuttered the federal government for three days last month centered on the fate of roughly 700,000 people living in America who’ve received a reprieve from deportation.
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.