Rep. Dan New House of Washington, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for instigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, is set to secure a top-two finish in a crowded election. Elementary will go into November’s general election seeking a fifth term, according to the Associated Press. He will face Democratic businessman Doug White, who was narrowly behind him as of Friday night.
Under Washington’s election law, the top two candidates in the primary, regardless of party affiliation, can run in the general election. The race for Washington’s Fourth Congressional District was contested by seven Republicans, including Mr. Newhouse and one Democrat, Mr. White.
Newhouse, 66, angered Trump and local Republicans after backing Trump’s second impeachment.
A hop and alfalfa grower, Mr. Newhouse served as Trump’s vice chairman of Washington state’s 2020 re-election campaign. But after the impeachment vote, six Republican county governors in his district called for his resignation.
Mr. Newhouse — who, like his father, was a state legislator — rejected the demands, saying he remained a conservative Republican and urged the party to focus instead on holding a Biden administration accountable.
According to ad tracking firm AdImpact, he was backed by the Defending Main Street super PAC, which ran an ad campaign worth about $500,000.
Super PAC’s Highest-Rated TV Ads be attacked Mr Newhouse’s Trump-backed challenger, Loren Culp, has accused him of “paying out of pocket” with campaign donations over the unpaid corporate tax bill.
Mr. Culp, the former police chief of the Washington Republic, has made arguing over Mr. Trump’s defeat in 2020 one of his top campaign issues, and has pledged to dismantle the education department and fight the vaccine mandate. He is the Republican nominee in the 2020 gubernatorial race, a race he never conceded despite losing to Gov. Jay Inslee by more than 13 percentage points.
Culp had raised just $310,700 as of July 13, according to campaign finance reports. That’s a fraction of the $1.6 million Mr. Newhouse raised and trails another Republican, Jerrod Sessler, who raised $508,900.
Mr. Cessler, 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 Stealing” rally on Jan. 6 and went to the Capitol with thousands of other supporters, but did not enter the building.
“I’m running because our rights, right now, for people alive in America today, are being stolen,” Mr Cessler said. tell a spokesperson to comment. “Literally. I think the 2020 election is the biggest heist in the history of the world.”
Mr White, who raised $390,700, describes himself as a moderate politician who is motivated to seek federal office after the congressional riots. Mr White, who campaigned in a Republican-majority area, did not mention his party affiliation in his only TV ad, but used it to promote a platform that included cutting costs, reforming immigration and “making our communities safer” “.
other republicans candidate are Marketing Director Corey Gibson; Benancio Garcia III, former state Department of Agriculture loan specialist; Jacek Kobiesa, mechanical engineer; and Brad Clippert, state representative and deputy for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Klippert).