Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Friday, September 1, 2017
Former Washington state Senate leader Lisa Brown said Thursday she will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the congressional seat in a district that includes Spokane, the state's second largest city, and a large rural area where logging and farming are the main economic sectors.
Lisa Brown spilled what may have been the worst kept secret in Washington politics, announcing her intention to run for Congress in 2018. “I’m just ready to go,” Brown, a former state lawmaker and most recently chancellor of Washington State University in Spokane, said Wednesday afternoon. “And I know a lot of people are ready.”
If the reaction from the 20–25 people gathered at Cheney's Mason Jar last Saturday to hear Lisa Brown speak is any indication, it should be obvious to the former state legislator and current Washington State University-Spokane chancellor what decision people, at least fellow Democrats, want her to make about running for a congressional seat.a