Newhouse one of 10 members of the Republican House who voted for impeachment of then President Donald Trump in January 2021 after attack on US Capitol. Trump backs Republican nominee Lauren Culp in area.
Washington holds open primaries in which all candidates, regardless of partyappear on the same newsletter with the top two finishers come out in November general elections.
In spite of facing anger from his party over his impeachment vote, Newhouse had a number of factors driving it way This Week: The incumbent handily outmaneuvered his rivals, the field was large and fragmented, and the open primary in Washington State system admissible people to vote for any candidate, regardless of of belonging.
Apart from White and Culp, the field also included former NASCAR driver Jerrod Sessler and Rep. Brad Clippert.
Local Republican operatives, many of who condemned and criticized Newhouse after his impeachment vote, concerned that many people moved on from impeachment and caused Republicans to focus on other questions, how did they go to the polls on Tuesday. New house also seized on his agricultural experience, using appeal in mostly rural area and attract some of attention from impeachment.
This story was updated with additional background information.