McMorris Rodgers did not attend the public forum, but was at a School Safety Youth Forum in Spokane at the same time.
Her campaign spokeswoman Ashley Stubbs said the organization hosting the Pullman forum, Fuse, used Western Washington money to push their values on the district through misleading questions.
Jim Dawson, director of Spokane’s Fuse office, said he was disappointed McMorris Rodgers did not attend events like the forum, where the questions were unscripted and asked by the audience. She did, however, answer audience questions at the Spokane event. He said there would another debate featuring Brown and Bonneau in Walla Walla, but McMorris Rodgers has not indicated she would attend.