Representative Dan Newhouse of Washington, one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for inciting the Capitol attack on January 6, will run to the November general election to seek a fifth term after finishing first and second in a crowded period. primary, according to the Associated Press. He will face Doug White, a Democrat businessman, who has followed closely behind as of Friday night.
Under Washington’s election laws, the two largest primary candidates, regardless of party, advance to the general election. Seven Republicans, including Mr. Newhouse, and one Democrat, Mr. White, participated in the race in Washington’s 4th congressional district.
Mr Newhouse, 66, angered Mr Trump and local Republicans after backing his second impeachment.
A hops and alfalfa grower, Mr. Newhouse was the vice president of Mr. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign in Washington state. But after the impeachment vote, six Republican county chiefs in his district called for his resignation.
Mr. Newhouse — who, like his father, served as a state legislator — has resisted these demands, saying he remained a conservative Republican and urging the party instead to focus on holding the Biden administration to account.
It was backed by Defending Main Street super PAC, which ran an ad campaign worth about half a million dollars, according to AdImpact, an ad tracking company.
The most watched TV spot of PAC attack Lauren Culp, Mr. Newhouse’s Trump-backed rival, over an unpaid corporate tax bill and accused him of “filling his pockets” with campaign donations.
Culp, a former police chief in Republic, Washington, has made opposition to Trump’s defeat in 2020 one of his top campaign issues, also vowing to dissolve the Department of Education and fight vaccine mandates. He was the Republican candidate in the 2020 governor’s race, a contest he never gave up despite losing to Governor Jay Inslee by more than 13 percentage points.
Mr. Kolb had only raised $310,700 as of July 13, according to campaign finance reports. This was a fraction of the $1.6 million raised by Mr. Newhouse and also followed by another Republican, Jerrod Sisler, who raised $508,900.
Mr. Sisler, a Navy veteran and former NASCAR driver, has invested more than $350,000 of his own money in the race. He said he attended Mr Trump’s “Stop The Robbery” rally on January 6 and walked into the Capitol with thousands of other supporters, but did not enter the building.
“I am running because our rights, for the time being, to people who live today in America, are being stolen,” Mr. Sisler The spokesperson said. “Literally. I think the 2020 election was the biggest robbery in the history of the world.”
Mr. White, who raised $390,700, described himself as a moderate politician who was motivated to seek federal office after the Capitol riots. Mr. White, who was running in the Republican district, did not mention his party affiliation in his solo TV ad, which he used instead to promote a platform that includes cutting costs, reforming immigration and “making our communities safer.”
Another Republican candidates They were Corey Gibson, Marketing Director; Benancio Garcia III, former loan specialist at the state Department of Agriculture; Jacek Kubisa is a mechanical engineer. and Brad Klippert, state representative and deputy in the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.