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Rich Cowan campaigning to take the 5th District U.S. Congressional seat

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- The race for the 5th District U.S. Congressional seat is on and Rich Cowan wants to unseat the longtime incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

Cowan is running as a Democrat and says he takes on many moderate stances on issues.

The biggest point he's pressing is job creation and education. He wants to work to develop more high tech job training in our state. He also believes Congress needs to get the Farm Bill passed. And he says he's against the Paul Ryan budget plan and its proposed changes to Medicare.

"Our congress is broken, absolutely broken. I'm a bipartisan kind of person. I'm a moderate. We need to come together and do what's right for people of this district and of this country and that's my value," says Rich Cowan.

The 5th Congressional District covers much of Eastern Washington, including Walla Walla. Cowan says he enjoys his visits to Walla Walla and plans to come back more often to represent that part of the district.