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Republicans who voted to impeach Trump win primaries, CNN project

Washington (CNN)Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse and Democrat Doug White advance to general election in Washington A CNN project of the top two primaries for the 4th congressional district.

Newhouse said in January 2021, following an attack on the U.S. Capitol, then-Donald He voted to impeach President Trump. He is one member of parliament. Trump supported Republican challenger Lauren Culp in the constituency.

Washington will hold an open primary election, with all candidates participating in the same ballot regardless of party, with the top two advancing to his November general election.

Despite facing anger from his own party over the impeachment vote, Newhouse had many factors this week. He made it possible to vote for any candidate, regardless of affiliation.

A victory for Newhouse would be a loss for Trump, whose central goal since taking office was to defeat 10 House Republicans who joined the Democrats to impeach. Mr. Newhouse is likely to retain his seat in Congress by passing the primary. His constituency, which stretches from the Washington state border between Oregon and Canada, is overwhelmingly Republican.

Besides White and Culp, the field also included former NASCAR driver Jerrod Sessler and state congressman Brad Clippert.

Many local Republican operatives denounced and criticized Newhouse after the impeachment vote, but many worried that he had moved away from impeachment, and when Republicans went to the polls on Tuesday. Newhouse also took advantage of his agricultural expertise and used it to appeal in largely rural neighborhoods and divert focus from impeachment. did.

This story has been updated with additional background information.