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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

McMorris Rodgers leading in every county

 

November 8, 2022

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane

SPOKANE – Incumbent Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was easily out-distancing her challenger Tuesday night, Nov. 8, in her 5th Congressional District re-election bid.

At the end of the first night of counting in the general election, McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, had amassed 107,971 votes (58.94%). She led every county in the district.

Meanwhile, Democratic challenger Natasha Hill of Spokane was a distant second with 74,839 votes (40.85%).

The two are vying to be the representative of Washington's 5th Congressional District, which includes Asotin, Garfield, Columbia, Whitman, Spokane, Lincoln , Ferry, Pend Oreille, Stevens and portions of Franklin, Adams, Walla Walla and Spokane Counties.

Franklin County broke hardest for McMorris Rodgers with 1,601 votes (88.06%) compared to 217 votes (11.94%) for Hill.

McMorris Rodgers performed the worst in her home county, Spokane County, where she received 78,379 votes (55.37%%), while Hill had 62,885 votes (44.42%).

In other early returns by county:

• Adams – McMorris Rodgers, 922 votes (82..03%); Hill, 197 votes (17.53%)

• Asotin – McMorris Rodgers, 4,992 votes (67.11%); Hill, 2,429 votes (32.66%)

• Columbia – McMorris Rodgers, 1,455 votes (76.26%); Hill, 451 votes (23.64%)

• Ferry – McMorris Rodgers, 2,107 votes (72.21%); Hill, 8 01 votes (27.45%)

• Garfield – McMorris Rodgers, 852 votes (80.45%); Hill, 203 votes (19.17%)

• Lincoln – McMorris Rodgers, 3,775 votes (78.81%); Hill, 1,009 votes (21.06%)

• Pend Oreille – McMorris Rodgers, 4,159 votes (70.77%); Hill, 1,708 votes (29.06%)

• Stevens – McMorris Rodgers, 6,139 votes (72.66%); Hill, 2,293 votes (27.14%)

• Walla Walla – No votes for either candidate

• Whitman – McMorris Rodgers, 3,590 votes (57.45%); Hill, 2,646 votes (42.34%)

Author Bio

Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.

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