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Thu Aug 23, 2018, 03:39 PM

"There are 'vote for Brown' signs all over the wheat fields".

I put the phone down and everything I looked at for the next 15 minutes was out of focus because my eyes were filled with joy.

My interlocutor was a lifelong friend with whom we have had to enact a "no discussing politics" provision because he adopted the nearly unanimous opinion of his neighbors in the rural area of Washington State to support Republicans and more importantly to him protest abortion.

That has all changed. He is hoping for a huge blue wave. Defeat every Republican.

As he drives in rural Eastern Washington he reports that most of the wheat farmers are sporting "vote for Brown" signs. "She is fantastic". "She is brilliant". This liberal Democrat has been able to reach across the divide and make sense to lots of Republicans in WA 5th where the number 4 Republican leader and the highest Republican woman in the House, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, won by 62,000 votes in 2016 or 20 points.

"Brown only lost by 8,000 votes in the 'jungle primary".

"We need to get everyone out to the polls in November. We are so close, we can do this," said the man who was a public official and until now has never voted for a Democrat.

"We need a blue wave to save the Republic, at least the farmers understand that they have been thrown under the bus".

This is Dr. Brown

Lisa J. Brown was born October 9, 1956 in Robinson, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's degree in sociology and economics. She earned a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Outside of politics, Brown primarily worked in higher education, primarily as a professor and a university administrator. Brown began working as an associate professor of Economics at Eastern Washington University in 1981, a position she would hold until 2001. She served briefly as the interim director of the university's Women's Center in 1983.[4]

Around 1990, Brown traveled to Nicaragua to teach economics at the Central American University in Managua, where she supported the Sandinista government. When the conservative National Opposition Union won power in 1990, Brown expressed worry that the new leaders would walk back the partially state-run command economy, replacing it with a more conservative, market-based economy.[5]

Brown also worked as a professor in organizational leadership at Gonzaga University from 2001 until 2012.[1][2] She became the Chancellor of Washington State University Spokane in 2013 after leaving the State Senate. As chancellor, Brown oversaw the creation of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the first medical school in the Washington State University system and the second public medical school in the state. The school opened in 2015 and its inaugural class was seated in the fall of 2017.[6]

In 2016, Brown accompanied former Lieutenant Governor of Washington Brad Owen to Cuba on a fact-finding trip concerning healthcare. Upon return, Brown praised aspects of the community-based Cuban healthcare system in an interview. In the same interview, Brown stated that aspects of the Cuban model should be used in the United States.[7]

Brown was first elected to the state legislature in 1992. She received 46.51% of the vote out of a 5 candidate field (which included 4 fellow Democrats) during the September primary election. In the November general election, she defeated Republican Chuck Potter by receiving 64.48% of the vote to Potter's 35.52%. She was reelected in 1994, receiving 64.55% to Republican John G. Titchenal's 35.45%.[8] Brown was named minority floor leader at the start of her second term.[9]

The race gained attention when traitor Nunez was brought in by Morris-Rogers to help with fund raising.

When they talk about Democrats leading in the generic Congressional ballot by 11 points, or whatever an important point is missing.

We aren't running generic candidates. We are running great candidates, led by brilliant women who just got fed up and stepped up to run. They are running Duncan Hunters.

The wheat fields of Eastern Washington are the beautiful amber waves of grain and they can only be improved on by the "Vote for Brown" signs that are now in evidence.

75 Days.

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Thu Aug 23, 2018, 03:48 PM

1. I can't vouch for the accuracy of this.

I drove from Lewiston, Idaho up through Washington to
Spokane Sunday morning and in the wheat fields of the
Palouse, Whitman county, I saw numerous McMorris-Rogers
signs and not one for Brown. That changes completely once
in Spokane. I remain hopeful that Cathy is on her way out,
but it may be close.

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Thu Aug 23, 2018, 04:32 PM

2. Interesting. The signs that I referred to were in Lincoln County.

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