Washington Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler on Tuesday conceded in her bid for reelection, a primary that was largely defined by Republican ire for her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in 2021.
CNN has not projected second place in the race.
As of Tuesday night, Republican Joe Kent, a retired special forces officer who was backed by Trump, was leading Herrera Beutler by more than 900 votes in the race. CNN already projected Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez would claim the first spot on the general election ballot.
Washington state has an open primary system where all candidates run on a single
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