NEWS: Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign kick-offs draw more than 1,100 supporters, record-breaking crowds

  • Mar 29, 2018

March 29, 2018
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Campaign kick-off events for Cathy McMorris Rodgers broke records this week, with more than 1,100 supporters attending her Top O’ the Morning celebrations in Walla Walla, Colville and Spokane.

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaks to more than 750 supporters at her Top O’ the Morning campaign kick-off in Spokane on March 29, 2018.

Former U.S. Senator Slade Gorton, who turned 90 in January, introduced McMorris Rodgers to a crowd of more than 750 in Spokane by calling her, “a principled public servant we can’t afford to lose.

“The 5th District is blessed with rolling farmland and world-class institutions of education,” said Sen. Gorton. “Cathy had dedicated her life to crafting policies that come directly from the people and aid those industries.”

The program in Spokane also included remarks from retiring State Senator Michael Baumgartner, as well as several testimonials from various community leaders.

Kitara Johnson, Chief Development Officer of Spokane Excelsior Youth Center gives remarks at Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Top O’ the Morning campaign kick-off. March 29, 2018.

McMorris Rodgers attributed the record-breaking attendance to the results she’s delivered for the people of Eastern Washington, including seven bills passing the House and five being signed into law.

“Every bill I’ve sponsored has come from a conversation with someone in Eastern Washington,” McMorris Rodgers said. “From supporting the Spokane Teaching Health Center, to re-opening 24-hour urgent care at the Spokane VA, to offering life changing technology through the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act, I’m committed to delivering on the promises I make.”

Supporters rally around Cathy as she practices taking a selfie while holding Brynn.

Elected officials who spoke in Walla Walla and Colville include Walla Walla County Commissioners Jim Johnson and Jim Duncan, Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, Stevens County Commissioner Wes McCart, and Linda Morton, wife of the late Sen. Bob Morton.

Cathy’s Top O’ the Morning events have been an annual tradition since 2004. Until today, the highest recorded attendance at any Top O’ the Morning event was just over 300.

Cathy’s  family joins her on stage as she holds her youngest daughter, Brynn.

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