Former Spokane County treasurer Rob Chase to run for Congress

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SPOKANE, Wash. — Former Spokane County treasurer Rob Chase is running as a Republican for the Congressional seat, currently held by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. 

Chase filed paperwork Thursday for the 5th Congressional District seat, according to the Federal Election Commission. Aside from McMorris Rodgers, who says she will seek a ninth term, Chase marks the second person to declare candidacy. 

Local business owner and veteran Chris Armitage is also running as a Democrat for the Eastern Washington seat.