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Mon Aug 8, 2022, 11:35 PM

U.S. Rep Jaime Herrera Beutler poised to lose primary to Trump endorsee

Washington’s congressional representative from Southwest Washington appears destined to lose her job. If election results hold as vote counting continues, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler will be pushed off the November ballot in favor of Republican Joe Kent and Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

After Monday’s vote count, Kent, who had been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, moved ahead of Herrera Beutler, who was one of just 10 Republicans in Congress who voted to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The top two finishers in the Washington primary go on to the Nov. 8 general election, no matter their party affiliation. As of Monday, Perez had 31% of the vote, followed by Kent with 22.7% and Herrera Beutler with 22.4%. Although Herrera Beutler has been in second place since the first vote counts were posted, Kent has been gaining on her with every new ballot drop. As of Monday afternoon, he led by about 800 votes. There are just over 20,000 votes left to count in the district.

In Washington’s other highly contested congressional race, Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, appears likely to face Democrat Doug White in the 4th Congressional District in Central Washington. After Monday’s vote count, Newhouse had 26% of the vote, followed by White with 25% of the vote. The far right candidate in that race was a distant third, Loren Culp with 21% of the vote.

https://crosscut.com/politics/2022/08/us-rep-jaime-herrera-beutler-poised-lose-primary-trump-endorsee

Jaime Herrera Beutler(Prefers Republican Party) 46,663 22.33%

Chris Byrd(Prefers None / Independent Party) 3,606 1.73%

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez(Prefers Democratic Party) 64,718 30.97%

Vicki Kraft(Prefers Republican Party) 6,604 3.16%

Oliver Black(Prefers Am. Solidarity Party) 433 0.21%

Heidi St. John(Prefers Republican Party) 33,525 16.04%

Davy Ray(Prefers Democratic Party) 4,639 2.22%

Leslie L. French(Prefers Republican Party) 1,037 0.5%

Joe Kent(Prefers Republican Party) 47,623 22.79%

https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20220802/congressional-district-3-us-representative.html

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 8 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 8 #1
regnaD kciN Aug 9 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 9 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 9 #4
kanda Aug 9 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 9 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 11:45 PM

1. Interesting post. Is Kent more radical than Beutler?

Is this GE handicapping? Perez has 31% of the vote and prefers a Democratic Party solution? Is she our candidate?

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 9, 2022, 12:54 AM

2. Yes, Washington state primaries are nonpartisan...

…but candidates can state which party they “prefer” instead of stating an affiliation.

I’m assuming Kent is a “stolen election” MAGAt. And that district’s so red, there’s no way the Democrat will win in November.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 9, 2022, 12:57 AM

3. I like Maine Election law.

We now make sure no radical minorities get elected on split ballots.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 9, 2022, 01:41 PM

4. Wasn't always that way.

Democrat Brian Baird was Herrera Butler's predecessor.

But it appears a lot more people voted GOP in the primary. Maybe if Kent comes off as too much the extremist it'll go D. We'll see.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 9, 2022, 05:56 PM

5. yes

This is what I'm hoping--that enough of the "reasonable Republicans" see how radical he is and vote for Perez (D). I remember the days of Baird and Unsoeld.

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Response to kanda (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 9, 2022, 08:34 PM

6. I'm wondering how many Dems may have voted for Kent?

Some could be hoping that putting up the worst Republican increases the Democratic candidate's chance in November

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