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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to deliver State of the Union response
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers to deliver State of the Union response

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week, party leaders announced Thursday. McMorris Rodgers, a fifth-term congresswoman, currently chairs the House Republican Conference, the fourth-ranking position in leadership. She’s also the mother of three children -- one born just two months ago -- and will become the first Republican woman since former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman in 1995 to deliver a State of the Union response speech by herself. Putting McMorris Rodgers into this prominent role is a signal that party leaders understand the need to grow their appeal...

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