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Palin Endorses McMorris Rodgers in Washington 5th District

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Sarah Palin has endorsed Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who is running for re-election to Washington's 5th Congressional District.

Palin announced the endorsement on her Facebook page Thursday. She included McMorris Rodgers on her list of "Mama Grizzlies" whom she supports and calls her a "pro-family, pro-business fiscal conservative."

Palin also cites McMorris Rodgers' founding of the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus. Palin and McMorris Rodgers both have young sons with Down syndrome.

McMorris Rodgers is vice chair of the House Republican Conference, which makes her the fourth highest-ranking House Republican and the highest-ranking Republican woman.

A handful of little-known Democrats have filed to challenge her, and McMorris Rodgers is heavily favored to win re-election.
      

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