We made a difference. We re-elected our President. We strengthened the House, the Senate and sent a message loud and clear that we want our representatives to cooperate to get our government working again for us.
While we were not able to take back the House seat for our region this time, I was honored to represent you, your values, your issues and your commitment to work together on our nation’s problems and our nation’s hope for the future.
I have been so thankful for the outpouring of grassroots support over these months that spread our message of improving the “other Washington.” The hundreds of office volunteers, donors, phone callers, doorbellers and voters who all came together to rev the engine which put our campaign on the map.
This has pushed my opponent to campaign harder than she ever had to before. Our campaign has improved her accountability to the region and I hope it improves her working relationship with Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to keep our District’s interests a priority.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for believing in me, our region and our country. Your support means so much to me. I will be taking these next few weeks after the election to consider running again. I will never forget what you have done for me and for Eastern Washington’s 5th District.
Vacation was a word rarely used in my house growing up. Like most parents in Eastern Washington during the 1900’s, my mom and dad instilled the values of hard work from sun up to sun down. And when I co-wrote the script for the film “The Basket,” I showed the hardships endured by those generations before us to keep the family farm alive. Back then, as it is now, it often took the whole community to come together through back-breaking work, cooperation and even some help from the local banker to keep the business going and food on the table.
Rich Cowan is best choice for US Congress
By Editorial Board
As of Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Congress is broken.
The Democrat-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House are so entrenched in their partisan views that compromise is seen as evil.