“From the very beginning, our campaign was about what people in eastern Washington told us they cared about most: affordable and accessible healthcare, independent leadership, and an economy that works for everyone. Despite the fact that we didn’t win, it’s gratifying to see such positive results in Spokane, the city I call home. I’m incredibly appreciative of the enthusiasm and support that put this race on the national map, and I’d like to thank the thousands of people who volunteered their time and energy toward creating change."
“Eastern Washington is ready for an independent advocate who will put our region’s interests over special interests and party priorities,” Brown said. “My opponent is a leader in a dysfunctional Congress."
Rich Alldredge, Pullman
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
I urge you to vote, and when you do, to vote for Lisa Brown. Brown deserves your support for many reasons, certainly including her record of working across the aisle to get things accomplished. But here are my top three reasons for supporting Brown.
I personally know three people, owners of businesses on Dayton’s Main Street, who left them — closed them or otherwise got out — to take jobs with public agencies that offered benefits that included health insurance. I also know three others — young, talented employees of Dayton businesses — who left those jobs to take employment with public agencies that offered benefits that included health insurance.
Eastern Washington's 5th Congressional District hasn't had a close election since it tossed out House Speaker (and Democrat) Tom Foley in 1994. This year, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the House's fourth-ranking Republican, faces a well-known, well-funded challenger with her own history in the 5th.
Having served for years in government — first with the Navy's Special Projects Office (Polaris/Poseidon), at the time the highest priority R&D project in the country, and then in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a budget analyst on the OSD Comptroller's staff, I learned that, when working with Congress we followed certain unwritten rules of engagement. The Tom Foleys of Congress got their phone calls answered immediately. Calls from the Cathy McMorris Rodgers of the world would go to the bottom of our stacks of things to do.
Organization endorses more than 100 gun safety champions across U.S. As the midterm elections draw closer, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released its final, bipartisan set of Congressional and state-level endorsements. Today’s announcement of 17 endorsements brings Brady’s list of endorsed gun safety champions to over 100 across the country.