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Pro-Impeachment congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) has now officially been dethroned in her district’s GOP primary by Trump backed Green Beret Joe Kent.

As The Daily Caller reports:


Retired Green Beret Joe Kent defeated Republican Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in a primary challenge stemming from her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

With 92% of ballots counted, Democrat Marie Glusenkamp Perez received 31% support, Kent received 22.8% support, and Herrera Beutler received 22.3 %. Kent, Herrera Beutler’s chief GOP challenger, raised $2.25 million and was endorsed by Trump. Several election analysts called the race on Monday night. Washington’s universal vote-by-mail rules allow voters to submit ballots up through election day, meaning that the results of races are not often immediately clear.

Herrera Beutler, in her sixth-term representing the state’s 3rd Congressional District, received significant financial support from House GOP leadership. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s joint fundraising committee Take Back the House 2022 gave the Herrera Beutler campaign nearly $167,000, and campaign chief Tom Emmer reportedly attended a fundraising event for the embattled incumbent. Herrera Beutler also received about $157,000 from joint fundraising committees associated with the 501(c)4 organization Winning for Women.

Polls conducted by The Trafalgar Group consistently showed Herrera Beutler and Kent as the two top candidates in the race, with Perez and another Democrat who dropped out in third and fourth place respectively.

Kent reportedly built his campaign around attacking Beutler for her decision to vote for impeachment.



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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Hooray Yes

Patriot1951
Patriot1951
1 month ago

‘Bout time we got rid of these Democrats-In-Disguise!

TPS
TPS
1 month ago

rnc still not getting the message. We’ve had enough of your career politician picks!