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November 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Paul Ryan backs rival of McMorris Rodgers for House leadership post

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ seemingly-inevitable promotion to the No. 4 slot in the U.S. House of Representatives hit last-minute turbulence Tuesday when Rep. Paul Ryan threw a high-profile endorsement behind her rival. Ryan, the erstwhile vice presidential candidate, is backing Rep. Tom Price of Georgia as chair of the House Republican Conference. That’s the same job Spokane’s McMorris…

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November 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: McMorris Rodgers rising, Seattle budget tiff royale, candidate trackers

Good morning, and happy Friday: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane is a rising star. You probably knew that. What you perhaps did not know is that she may land a premium job in the U.S. House — House Republican Conference chair, a.k.a., the most visible woman in the GOP. Politico has…

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