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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

McMorris Rodgers leading in every county in district


Last updated 11/9/2022 at 12:30am

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

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Roger Harnack is co-owner and publisher of Free Press Publishing. An award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher who grew up in Eastern Washington, he's one of only two Washington state journalists ever to receive the international Golden Quill for editorial/commentary writing. Roger is committed to preserving local media, and along with it, a local voice for Eastern Washington.


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