Cathy McMorris Rodgers seeks widespread GOP support in competitive race against Lisa Brown
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McMorris Rodgers has taken notice, running a spate of TV, radio and mail ads that depict Brown, a longtime state legislator, as soft on crime and big on tax increases. Brown has returned a few salvos of her own, casting canada goose clearance McMorris Rodgers as an out of touch Washington insider who has spent 14 years in the capital serving the party’s interests before those of the region’s farmers, manufacturers and recipients of government administered health care.
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The Republican Spokane Valley legislator, who has campaigned on what he calls a “Freedom Agenda,” has offered his endorsement of McMorris Rodgers in the race based on her work “in the pardon of the Hammonds and other veterans issues,” according to a post on his website.
The Hammonds referenced are Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father and son pair of Eastern Oregon ranchers who were sentenced to five years in federal prison for setting fire to federal lands. The court decision eventually led to the armed occupation of nearby Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which drew Shea’s involvement.
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“And in the course of that conversation, he let me know that he was going to be supporting me.”
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Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said he couldn’t speak for the McMorris Rodgers campaign and that he believes the congresswoman remains “most definitely” his choice to represent Eastern Washington in Congress, citing concerns over Brown’s record on criminal justice issues. But Knezovich, who has a long running feud with Shea and some of his adherents, said he would never consider asking for an endorsement from the Spokane Valley Republican.
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Saulibio, who’s running as a member of the “Trump Populist Party” that he created, is hoping to seize some of those votes in an effort to push McMorris Rodgers further toward the president.
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