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U.S. House - WA District 5

Cathy McMorris - Republican (Inc.) Cathy McMorris - Republican (Inc.)
Peter Goldmark - Democrat Peter Goldmark - Democrat

Cathy McMorris
Republican - Incumbent

  • Elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 2004
  • Former Washington State Representative, 7th District
  • Ran family owned business

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Peter Goldmark

  • Owner/Operator of Double J Ranch, Inc.
  • Founder of DJR Research
  • Sits on Washington State University Board of Regents


As a representative of Congress, I will work to end lobbyists' influence and represent the priorities of Eastern Washington, your priorities, in Congress:

  • Ethics from Day One - I will accept no gifts, travel, or meals from lobbyists.
  • Veterans and National Guard - Our military must remain strong.  We build that strength by honoring promises made.  I will support expanded services for veterans and guard personnel and their familites.
  • Energy Security - I'll work to revitalize Eastern Washington's economy by supporting renewable energy resources and biofules that are grown, processed, and used locally.  Let's invest our energy dollars here rather than in foreign oil.  Our family farms are suffering.  Our national security is at stake.
  • Protecting Social Security - I'll work to protect promises made to seniors by fighting to protect Social Security and pensions
  • Healthcare Costs - I'll work to allow insurance pools for small businesses and farmers, so they can have economic leverage that larger companies have when negotiating health insurance rates.  I'll push for public hearings on why health cae costs are so high, particularly when our health care workers are working for less.