Herrera Beutler concedes Loss in Washington Primary

Herrera Beutler concedes Loss in Washington Primary

Herrera Beutler concedes Loss in Washington Primary

Six time incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler concedes the race for Washington’s Third Congressional District. Republican Joe Kent overtook incumbent Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler in the vote count as of Monday night and after tonight’s Kent is the clear favorite among Republican voters.

Those results came in after Clark County Elections say they counted 10,000 ballots this afternoon from the August 2 primary. Now as of tonight Kent is ahead of Herrera Beutler by about 900 votes but with this massive vote count from Clark County just this afternoon Kent will advance to the general election in November. We caught up with the Democratic front runner tonight for reaction.

A shocking turn of events for Republicans in Washington’s Third Congressional District. Kent has gained somewhat of national GOP prominence getting the endorsement of former President Trump. While primary results won’t be certified by counties in Washington until August 16. The third district’s Democratic front-runner isn’t surprised about Kent’s success.

Democrat candidate Maureen Glewson Camp Perez said, “I think we’ve seen this coming. This is why I got in this race. We’re not running for extremists on either side. We are running for all of us. Kent is definitely a mag of darling and I think money is certainly a megaphone but so is the truth. People don’t want to be represented by an extremist anymore. Extremists can’t get things done.”

A local political analyst says while Glewson Camp Perez is carrying the most votes in the primary right now. It could be a very different story in November.

Herrera Beutler concedes Loss in Washington Primary