Chris Armitage

Democrat Chris Armitage Drops Out Of Congressional Race

Jul 17, 2020
Courtesy of Chris Armitage

Washington Fifth District congressional candidate Chris Armitage announced Friday that he's dropping out of the race.

The 28-year-old Democrat was a former military policeman who entered the race last year.

Candidate Interview: Democrat Chris Armitage

Jul 15, 2020
Courtesy of Chris Armitage

UPDATED Friday 8 pm: Chris Armitage suspended his campaign on Friday, July 17.

Ballots will go out in the mail today and for the rest of the week for Washington’s August 4 primary election. We’ve been interviewing candidates for the last couple of weeks, all of them so far in the competitive races in Spokane’s Fourth Legislative District.

But today and tomorrow [Wednesday and Thursday] we’ll switch to the two Democrats challenging Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her Fifth District Congressional seat.

Today, we’ll hear from Chris Armitage, a former military police officer who is now running on many of the issues that appeal to progressives in his party.

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Today on Inland Journal, we wade into the world of sports with two stories, one a visit to Cheney, where the U.S. Curling Association is holding its 2020 national championship. And correspondent Tom Banse tells us about the potential expansion of sports betting in Washington. We’ll also talk with Eastern Washington Democratic congressional candidate Chris Armitage.

But first, pregnant women and marijuana.

Chris Armitage is the first announced challenger in 2020 to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who is running this year for a ninth term. Armitage is a Democrat.

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The presidential election process is well underway with the New Hampshire primary now in the books.

Down ballot races are starting to come to life too with candidates announcing their campaigns, introducing themselves to voters and raising money.

One of those candidates is Democrat Chris Armitage, who is challenging Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Armitage is an Air Force veteran who spent his time stateside at Fairchild.