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Joe Kent belatedly concedes to Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in Washington’s 3rd

Excerpt: "I promised during the campaign that I would accept the outcome of the election, now definitively determined as the recount has concluded," Kent said in a statement issued today by his campaign. "This morning, I called my opponent to concede and offer my congratulations on her victory." 
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Democrats champion “porcupine” strategy to keep Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in Congress

Excerpt: Gluesenkamp Perez faces an overarching task. She needs to secure reelection to continue representing Southwest Washington. Upset winners have targets on their backs when they seek a second term. Being proactive is the key to survival.
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Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s victory confirmed, recount requested by Joe Kent changes little

Excerpt: The recount, which involved seven counties, added five votes to Kent's tally and nine votes to Gluesenkamp Perez's tally. At certification, Democrat Gluesenkamp Perez led by 2,629 votes out of 319,759 total votes cast in the district.
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Marie Gluesenkamp Perez makes key staff hires and prepares to take office in January

Excerpt: Having prevailed over ultra MAGA Republican Joe Kent in the contest for U.S. Representative in Washington's 3rd, just as NPI's research showed she could, Gluesenkamp Perez is now getting ready to take office on January 3rd.
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Lessons from the biggest House upset in the country: The victory of Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in Washington’s 3rd District

Excerpt: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez has put a different hue on the 3rd District, scoring the most surprising Democratic upset of any U.S. House race in the country.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Marie Gluesenkamp Perez wins: Democrats flip WA-03 back to blue, defeat Joe Kent

Excerpt: "I am humbled and honored by the vote of confidence the people of Southwest Washington have put in me and my campaign," said Representative-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in a statement. "Right up to the end, far-away pundits and prognosticators said this race couldn't be won."
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Marie Gluesenkamp Perez remains ahead of Joe Kent as late ballots dwindle in number

Excerpt: After a fourth consecutive day of counting, Democratic congressional hopeful Marie Gluesenkamp Perez remains ahead of ultra MAGA Republican rival Joe Kent in the race for U.S. Representative in Washington's 3rd Congressional District.
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Joe Kent cuts into Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s lead, but may be running out of runway

Excerpt: On the third day of counting, Republican Joe Kent reduced Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez's lead from 10,273 votes to 5,882 votes. But the rural counties that have backed him most enthusiastically are now mostly out of ballots.
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Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s lead over Joe Kent holds in second day of counting

Excerpt: Democratic congressional hopeful Marie Gluesenkamp Perez remained ahead of ultra MAGA Republican rival Joe Kent on November 9th as thousands of ballots were tabulated across the five counties in Washington's 3rd Congressional District.
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Democrats retain advantage on congressional generic ballot in WA as Election Day nears

Excerpt: 49% of 782 respondents surveyed by Public Policy Polling for NPI from October 19th-20th expressed a preference for Democrats in U.S. House contests, while 40% expressed a preference for Republicans. 11% were not sure.
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Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Joe Kent spar in vigorous, heated WA-03 debate

Excerpt: Gluesenkamp Perez, a small business owner, skillfully and effectively used her experience as the owner of an auto repair shop throughout the debate to relate to people in the audience and invite them to relate to her, while Kent leaned hard into right wing populist rhetoric in an attempt to make his militant, dangerous ultra MAGA beliefs sound as appealing and mainstream as possible. 
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A close contest in WA-03: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez narrowly trails Joe Kent, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Only three percentage points separated the candidates in the survey's final head-to-head matchup, with Kent garnering 47% and Gluesenkamp Perez 44%. 9% are not sure. Those figures are almost identical to responses to the initial head-to-head question, in which Kent got 48% and Gluesenkamp Perez got 44%.
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Many local Republicans either back Donald Trump’s attacks on democracy or are giving them a wink and a nod in the 2022 midterms

Excerpt: Many Republican candidates in the Pacific Northwest have either done a duck dive on Trump's attack on democracy or voiced “reservations” in such a way as to appease the MAGA cult and avoid Trump's wrath. 
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Jaime Herrera Beutler lost because WA-03 is becoming a more normal, nationalized district

Excerpt: Herrera Beutler is a victim of the fact that the Republican coalition in her district became increasingly rural. She became reliant on pro-Trump voters who saved her in 2018, and as a result, when she broke with and then continued to criticize Trump, she scared them away and no longer had enough votes to win.
Written by:McCauley Pugh
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