Congresswoman and Gubernatorial Candidate Visit Chataqua
Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rob McKenna
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, 5th District, U.S. Representative, House of Representatives, participated in the Chataqua Parade with her two-year-old daughter, Grace Blossom. Also in the parade with McMorris Rodgers was Republican candidate for Governor, Rob McKenna. The group consisted of several vehicles decorated with American flags and adorned with political signs for other Republicans running for local office. Stevens County Executive Committee Republicans rode in the vehicles. There were supporters walking in front of and behind the vehicles carrying Cathy McMorris and Rob McKenna signs. The walkers handed out candy to the crowd lined up along the parade route.
As the parade moved along, McMorris Rodgers walked ahead of the vehicles and went over to the viewers on either side of the parade route to talk with them and to shake their hands. Other viewers walked out into the street to personally speak with the Congresswoman and she took the time to stop and talk with those citizens.
After the parade, McMorris Rodgers went over to the vendor booths in Chewelah Park to speak with residents enjoying the various arts and crafts and other products available during the Fair. Rob McKenna also made himself available to the public in the vending area and answered questions from the public.
McMorris Rodgers wanted to re-connect with the rural citizens of Stevens County, so she attended the Chataqua Fair to give citizens the opportunity to speak with her. McMorris Rodgers wanted people to know, “she just recently sponsored a bill enhancing rural health care.” McKenna stated, “He feels Eastern Washington has some of the more beautiful country in the state and he plans to visit Eastern Washington often when he is elected Governor.”
McMorris Rodgers then went over to the new Stevens County Republican headquarters in Chewelah and toured the facility. She met and spoke with Republicans working in the headquarters and complimented them on their efforts. After spending more than two and a half hours in Chewelah, McMorris Rodgers left to attend another fair event in Spokane County.