GOP Rep. Who Voted to Impeach Trump Advances in Wash. Primary

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    The Facts

    • Incumbent Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) has won his primary in the state's 4th Congressional District, where he will face Democrat Doug White in the general election.

    • Newhouse, 66, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former Pres. Trump following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, beat six other Republicans.


    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Newhouse's victory is a solid mark in the loss column for Trump. Even if Newhouse ultimately loses to his Democrat opponent, this is still a good sign for the left, as it shows Trump's influence on the GOP may have diminished. This vote shows that Trump is not necessarily the sole kingmaker of the GOP.

    Pro-Trump narrative

    In a race that tested the political fortunes of those who voted to impeach Trump, Newhouse has just barely survived. Despite his win, Newhouse's victory is a rare sight for those who chose impeachment, with Trump's robust influence still strong in the GOP.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 60% chance that the Republican party will control both the House and the Senate after the 2022 midterm elections, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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