Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers leading congressional races
Republicans have commanding leads over Democrats
Last updated 11/3/2020 at 10:59pm
SPOKANE — Eastern Washington’s two incumbent Republican congressional representatives were leading by large margins following the initial general election tally Tuesday night.
Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane and Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside had comfortable leads in their districts at press time.
In the race for the 5th Congressional District, McMorris Rodgers was leading Democrat challenger Dave Wilson, 195,907 votes to 133,419 (59.4% to 40.4%).
Due to technical issues, Whitman County has yet to report; the county is in the 5th Congressional District.
In the 4th Congressional District race, Newhouse is leading Democrat challenger Doug McKinley of Richland, 126,355 votes to 67,533 votes (65.1% to 34.8%).
Thousands of ballots had yet to be counted as of press time; we’ll report updated election tallies on our webpages, www.cheneyfreepress.com or www.wcgazette.com.