Franklin Connection - Serving Franklin County, WA

By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Newhouse eking out narrow primary win

Incumbent carrying only 2 of 8 counties in 4th Congressional District

 

Last updated 8/12/2022 at 1:38pm

Office of the Secretary of State

The map shows which candidates are leading in 4th Congressional District counties. Censured incumbent Dan Newhouse is shown in yellow. Republican Loren Culp is shown in red and Democrat Doug White is shown in blue.

PASCO — Incumbent Dan Newhouse appears to have eked out a narrow primary election win in the contest for the 4th Congressional District seat.

But he only has the support of two counties - Benton and Franklin - in the district that includes portions of eight counties.

As of Friday, Aug. 12, Newhouse, running as a Republican who has been censured by most Republican committees in the 4th Congressional District, had received 37,636 votes, or 25.46%, to lead the race districtwide.

Political newcomer Democrat Doug White was a close second with 37,242 votes, or 25.2%, and former gubernatorial candidate and Second Amendment candidate Loren Culp, a Republican, was third with 31,873 votes, or 21.56%.

Newhouse, a career politician from Sunnyside, is only carrying Benton and Franklin counties, with 17,748 votes (26.47%) and 3,169 votes (26.79%), respectively, so far.

Newhouse isn't even carrying his home county - Yakima County.

Newcomer White is leading in Yakima County with 10,532 votes (26.71%). The incumbent was a distant second with 9,369 votes (23.76%). Culp is third with 7,906 votes (20.05%).

White appears to have won three counties, the same number as Culp.

In addition to Yakima County, White is carrying Okanogan County with 3,641 votes (30.53%) and Culp is second with 3,525 votes (29.56%). Newhouse is third with 2,715 votes (22.77%).

White is also carrying Klickitat County with 3,045 votes (38.01%), followed by Culp with 2,382 votes (29.73%). Newhouse was a distant third with 1,346 votes (16.8%).

Culp is winning the remaining counties with voters in the 4th Congressional District; Newhouse was second in all three, followed by White in third.

In Adams County, Culp is carrying the area around Othello with 421 votes (33.15%). Newhouse has 358 votes (28.19%) and White has 216 votes (17.01%).

Most of the rest of Adams County falls in the 5th Congressional District represented by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane.

In Douglas County, Culp leads with 3,113 votes (30.46%). Newhouse is second with 2,786 votes (27.26%) and White third with 2,438 votes (23.85%).

Culp is also leading Grant County with 5,558 votes (32.76%). Newhouse is second with 5,145 votes (30.32%) and White third with 2,738 votes (16.14%).

Any remaining late-arriving ballots postmarked by Aug. 2 will be counted prior to local certification of election results on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Author Bio

Roger Harnack, Publisher

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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