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Re-elected Cathy McMorris Rodgers issues statement on Trump victory

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

After defeating challenger Joe Pakootas, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement on the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States: 

"I first want to thank the people of Eastern Washington, who have entrusted me to serve as their voice in the People’s House -- this moment humbles me.

"While this was a rough election, the American people tonight rejected the type of government that Hillary Clinton embodies: a status quo, top-down government that thinks it knows best. Now, we have to go past being angry and frustrated, reimagine Washington, D.C. from top to bottom, and focus on advancing conservative solutions that will make a difference in people’s lives.  

"Congratulations to Donald, Melania, and their entire family. This is our moment as Republicans, and I look forward to shaking up business as usual in Washington, D.C. together."

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