Washington Republican Congressman Dan Newhouse, one of ten House Republicans with a spine enough to vote to impeach Donald Trump after the Trump-led Republican domestic terrorist attack on Congress on January 6, 2021, took the second spot in his primary, advancing to the November general election, Politico reports.
Newhouse will face Democrat Doug White in the general election to represent Washington’s 4th Congressional District after the pair topped the “jungle primary” in the state. Newhouse held off a challenge from Trump-endorsed MAGAt Loren Culp.
White received 25.5% of the vote to Newhouse’s 25.4%. Culp has with 21% with 85% of the votes counted, according to the New York Times. Newhouse becomes the second Republican who voted to impeach Trump to win a spot in general election. California’s David Valadao held off a challenge from MAGAt Chris Mathys for the second spot in the redrawn California 22nd District in June.
Four of the ten Republicans are leaving office at the end of their terms. Two others–South Carolina’s Tom Rice and Michigan’s Peter Meijer–lost in Republican-only primaries. Wyoming’s Liz Cheney is expected to have an uphill climb to keep her seat in the state’s August 16th primary, facing Trump-endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman, the state Party chair.