Congressional incumbents sweeping aside challengers
July 30, 2020
SPOKANE — Eastern Washington's incumbent Republicans are dominating initial returns in the Aug. 4 primary election.
As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, and Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, were sweeping away challengers.
In the 5th Congressional District, McMorris Rodgers had 50.22% of the vote.
Her nearest challenger was Democrat Dave Wilson with 24.415.
Others in the race include Democrat Chris Armitage, 14.115, Republican Stephen T. Mayors, 8.82%, and independent candidate Brendan O'Regan, 2.27%
The 5h Congressional District includes Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Asotin, Garfield, Columbia and a portion of Walla Walla counties.
In the 4th Congressional District, Newhouse led with 56.68%.
His nearest challenger is Democrat Douglas E. McKinley with 27.55%.
Others in the race include Republican Sarena Sloot, 5.97%, Tracy "Justice" Wright, 5.6%, and independent Evan Jones, 2.02%.
The 4th Congressional District includes Okanogan, Douglas, Grant, Adams, Franklin Benton and Yakima counties.