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Incumbents who voted to impeach Trump face tough primaries

Trump White House (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

In Washington's primaries on Aug. 2, two GOP House members who voted last year to impeach former President Donald Trump will face off against Trump-endorsed challengers.

In the upcoming 3rd Congressional District race, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Washington) will face eight opponents, including Trump's endorsed Joe Kent. A top-two vote-getter wins the election regardless of their party affiliation in the state's top-two primary system.

Six Republicans and one Democrat will challenge Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) in Washington's 4th Congressional District. There is an incumbent governor, Jay Inslee, as well as Trump-backed Loren Culp who lost his bid for the office to incumbent Jay Inslee in the 2020 gubernatorial election.

A primary vote will be held for Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) on Aug. 2; and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Aug. 16. Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) lost his bid in June. Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) won to represent California's 22nd Congressional District.

1st August 2022


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