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Congressional incumbents sweeping aside challengers

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.

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

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Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.


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