Dan Newhouse, Who Voted to Impeach Trump, Wins Washington Primary

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Mr. Newhouse bushed backmost aggregate right-wing challengers, including Loren Culp, who was endorsed by the erstwhile president.

Representative Dan Newhouse was a person  of President Donald J. Trump’s re-election run  successful  Washington State but faced calls to resign aft  voting for impeachment.
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Michael C. Bender

  • Aug. 5, 2022, 8:21 p.m. ET

Representative Dan Newhouse of Washington, 1 of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, volition beforehand to the November wide predetermination to question a 5th word aft finishing successful the apical 2 successful a crowded primary, according to The Associated Press. He volition look Doug White, a Democratic businessman, who narrowly trailed him arsenic of Friday night.

Under Washington predetermination laws, the apical 2 candidates successful the primary, careless of party, beforehand to the wide election. The contention successful Washington’s Fourth Congressional District featured 7 Republicans, including Mr. Newhouse, and 1 Democrat, Mr. White.

Mr. Newhouse, 66, drew the ire of Mr. Trump and section Republicans aft supporting his 2nd impeachment.

A hops and alfalfa farmer, Mr. Newhouse had been vice president of Mr. Trump’s 2020 re-election run successful Washington State. But aft the impeachment vote, six Republican region chairmen successful his territory called connected him to resign.

Mr. Newhouse — who, similar his father, served arsenic a authorities legislator — resisted those demands, saying helium remained a blimpish Republican and urging the enactment alternatively to absorption connected holding the Biden medication accountable.

He was supported by the Defending Main Street ace PAC, which ran an advertizing run worthy astir a half-million dollars, according to AdImpact, an advertisement tracking firm.

The ace PAC’s most-watched TV spot attacked Mr. Newhouse’s Trump-endorsed challenger, Loren Culp, implicit an unpaid firm taxation measure and accused him of “padding his ain pockets” with run donations.

Mr. Culp, a erstwhile constabulary main of Republic, Wash., made disputing Mr. Trump’s decision successful 2020 1 of his apical run issues, and besides pledged to dissolve the Education Department and combat vaccine mandates. He was the Republican nominee successful the 2020 governor’s race, a contention helium ne'er conceded contempt losing to Gov. Jay Inslee by much than 13 percent points.

Mr. Culp had raised conscionable $310,700 arsenic of July 13, according to run concern reports. That was a fraction of the $1.6 cardinal collected by Mr. Newhouse and besides trailed different Republican, Jerrod Sessler, who raised $508,900.

Mr. Sessler, a Navy seasoned and erstwhile NASCAR driver, invested much than $350,000 of his ain wealth successful the race. He has said helium attended Mr. Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally connected Jan. 6 and marched to the Capitol with thousands of different supporters, but didn’t participate the building.

“I’m moving due to the fact that our rights, close now, for the radical live contiguous successful America, are being stolen,” Mr. Sessler told The Spokesman-Review. “Literally. I deliberation the 2020 predetermination was the biggest heist successful satellite history.”

Mr. White, who raised $390,700, has described himself arsenic a mean person who was motivated to question national bureau aft the Capitol riot. Running successful the heavy Republican district, Mr. White didn’t notation his enactment affiliation successful his lone TV spot, which helium utilized alternatively to beforehand a level that included reducing costs, reforming migration and “making our communities safer.”

Other Republican candidates were Corey Gibson, a selling executive; Benancio Garcia III, a erstwhile authorities Agriculture Department indebtedness specialist; Jacek Kobiesa, a mechanical engineer; and Brad Klippert, a authorities typical and lawman successful the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

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