Rep. Newhouse likely to retain seat
Censured Republican leading Democratic challenger
Last updated 11/9/2022 at 3:29am
SUNNYSIDE – Despite being censured by most Republican committees in the 4th Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse appears headed toward re-election.
Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, had a commanding lead over Democratic challenger Doug White after the first round of counting in the Nov. 8 general elections.
Newhouse is one 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump following the Jan. 6 Capitol protest. As a result of his failure to support the president, Republican central committees across Central Washington voted to censure him.
But in Tuesday's general election, running as "prefers" Republican, Newhouse received 82,445 votes (67.23%) compared to White, who received 37,859 votes (30.87%).
Newhouse led in all of the counties in the district, including Okanogan, Douglas, Grant, Yakima, Klickitat, Benton and parts of Franklin and Adams.
Newhouse's strongest support was in Adams County, where he received 677 votes (76.58%) compared to White's 197 votes (22.29%).
White had his best showing in Klickitat County, where he received 2,891 votes (41.59%). There, Newhouse had 4,005 votes (57.62%).
In Newhouse's home county, Yakima County, the incumbent received 24,473 votes (64.87%); White received 12,178 votes (32.28%).
In Franklin County, Newhouse received 10,182 votes (70.07%), compared to White's 4,180 votes (28.77%).
While Newhouse has a commanding lead, the election isn't over.
According to the Secretary of State's Office, 122,630 votes have been tallied, but thousands of late-arriving ballots have yet to be counted.
Those ballots will be counted over the next several weeks, until the election is certified Nov. 29.