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Friday, August 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Democratic challenger to Congressman Newhouse seeks votes in the Methow

Christine Brown, Democratic challenger to the 4th Congressional District’s incumbent Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse, outlined her priorities in the Methow Valley Community Center Friday evening (Aug. 18), and acknowledged she is facing “an uphill fight.”

-Methow Valley News


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:00 AM

Just Toured Sage Bluff Farm Worker Housing Project

Just toured the Sage Bluff Farm Worker housing project outside of Wenatchee.

-Christine Brown


Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:00 AM

Tri-Cities Pride Festival on Sunday July 16th, 2017.

Tri-Cities Pride Festival on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Guests who stopped by the booth were asked to fill out a survey on what issues mattered the most to them in the 4th Congressional District.

-Jacqueline and Crystal Elvig


Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:00 AM

Why I'm Running To Represent You

The people of the 4th Congressional District need a leader who has the vision, skills, and experience to bring multiple views together to solve complex problems facing our communities. We need an independent leader who has the demonstrated ability and commitment to bring people together to find solutions and make our economy and government work for all of us. 

Click on link above to read more.

-Christine Brown


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Governor Jay Inslee and State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Letter to Washington State Delegation

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler recently sent a message to members of the Washington Congressional delegation outlining how the U.S. House and Senate Republican health care proposals will affect people in our state.

Over the past seven years, the Affordable Care Act has helped approximately 750,000 people in Washington State get health insurance, many for the first time. The uninsured rate dropped from 14% to 5.8% and the rate of uncompensated care for hospitals has dropped nearly in half. In addition, some 51,000 jobs were created to serve health needs in our state.

Here is just one paragraph from the letter describing how the proposed cuts will slash the significant progress we've made in Washington:

"Delaying the impact of these reductions, as the bill proposes to do, will not hide the fact that 600,000 people - many of whom live in rural communities - will lose insurance. About 25 percent of low income seniors and disabled people will lose long-term care services that now allow them to stay in their own homes and communities. Thirty thousand people who suffer from substance use disorder would lose treatment they need to return to work and not go to jail. Twenty-four thousand veterans who now have coverage and care will lose it. And providers throughout the state, who are now able to implement reforms to improve the quality of care and improve health outcomes for everyone, will no longer be able to develop those care systems for the most vulnerable who will be without coverage."

I have attached the link to the entire nine-page communication so you can read the details of how the proposed repeal and replace bill would impact Washington. It's well worth a look.

-Christine Brown


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:00 AM

CHRISTINE BROWN TO RUN AGAINST DAN NEWHOUSE FOR CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

MOSES LAKE — A former reporter and television news anchor will be challenging Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Yakima, for his seat.

Democratic candidate Christine Brown, who worked in the television news industry for 30 years, recently announced her plans to run against the two-term representative.

“Our campaign will be talking about shared progressive Democratic values that will help make government work for all of us. We will encourage people who have not participated to take a stand, that this fight is worth it,” Brown said. “We all need to recognize that Democracy is really what is at stake and every single American must vote.”

-Columbia Basin Herald


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Support Christine Brown for 4th Congressional District

On June 13, I received two emails.

One, from Congressman Dan Newhouse, responded to our call for him to work to fix, not repeal, the Affordable Care Act. He stated the standard Republican talking points that Obamacare is failing; it limits options, and has growing costs. He then stated his goal of access to health care for all and support for the Republicans’ Affordable Health Care Act. He never mentioned that the Congressional Budget Office estimated 23 million fewer people would have health care in 10 years under this plan. This was completely disingenuous.

The second email was from Christine Brown, announcing her candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat. She stated her desire to put the needs of the district above the party. She is for Medicare for all, a path to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants, and responsible regulations to protect consumers. (Slogans alone do not promote understanding, check out her website.) She has knowledge of local, state, national and international issues, experience in separating fact from fiction and working with others to solve problems

She also has my full support.

MIKE LAWRENCE, WEST RICHLAND

-Tri-City Herald


Monday, June 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Congressional candidate Christine Brown hosts town hall to talk health care

RICHLAND, Wash. – As the U.S. House and Senate debate proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act, residents in the Tri-Cities gathered to voice their concerns about health care Monday night in Richland.

Christine Brown, congressional candidate for the 4th district, held a town hall at the Richland Union Hall to give residents in the Tri-Cites an opportunity to tell local legislators what they think about health care in the U.S.

-KEPRtv


Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Newhouse Gets Challenger For Washington Seat

Democrat Christine Brown formally announced Wednesday that she will run against two-term Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse for Washington's 4th District congressional seat.

Brown is a former reporter and TV news anchor, which she said would be an asset in her run for office.

-Rollcall


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Former TV anchor launches challenge to Congressman Dan Newhouse

A former reporter and television news anchor announced late Tuesday her plans to run for Congress.


Christine Brown, a Democrat, said she is running to represent those in the 4th Congressional District, a spot currently held by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, a Republican.

-Yakima Herald


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Former TV journalist to run for Congress, talks health care, immigration

The Tri-Cities can expect to see more of one of its most familiar faces in the coming months.

Christine Brown, who worked for Yakima and Tri-City television stations for 30 years, stood in Columbia Park on Wednesday with the blue bridge and its American flag as a back drop, to announce she is running for Congress in the 4th District. She is a Democrat.

“I am sincerely worried about our democracy,” she said. “It’s the reason I have decided to run for office.”

-Tri-City Herald


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