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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%.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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. 
Written by:Joel Connelly
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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.
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Democratic congressional hopeful Marie Perez: We can beat Joe Kent, win WA-03

Excerpt: "In an initial head-to-head ballot test, before voters are primed with any additional information, Gluesenkamp Perez leads Kent, 47% to 45%, with eight percent of voters undecided," Gluesenkamp Perez's campaign said in a release.
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Joe Kent stays ahead in sixth Top Two Count; Jaime Herrera Beutler concedes defeat

Excerpt: “Thank you, Southwest Washington, for entrusting me six times with the privilege of representing you in Congress," said Herrera Beutler. "Ever since I was first elected to this seat, I have done my very best to serve my home region and our country. Though my campaign came up short this time, I'm proud of all we've accomplished together for the place where I was raised and still call home."
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Trump-endorsed Joe Kent overtakes Jaime Herrera Beutler for second place in WA-03

Excerpt: While Herrera Beutler's colleague Dan Newhouse looks set to go on to the general election in the neighboring 4th District, Herrera Beutler is now facing defeat and the end of her service in the United States House of Representatives. 
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Patty Murray, Washington State Democrats celebrate a robust Top Two election showing

Excerpt: Washington State's senior senator demonstrated that she is on track for reelection, while three low-profile Democratic congressional candidates put up strong numbers in the state's Republican-controlled congressional districts. U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, meanwhile, is holding her own in a battleground district against a trio of Republican opponents.
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Jaime Herrera Beutler courts Democratic voters as 2022 Top Two election draws near

Excerpt: The thirty-second television spot being deployed by six-term Republican United States Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler echoes themes repeatedly used by Democratic candidates to spotlight health care costs, an issue which the Democrats in this state have owned since the 1990s.
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WA Filing Week 2022: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on Monday, May 17th, 2022? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
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Democratic small business owner Marie Perez to challenge Jaime Herrera Beutler in WA-03

Excerpt: "For too long, residents of Southwest Washington have been ignored by politicians in both parties who are more interested in catering to extremes than helping working people,” said Perez in a statement declaring her candidacy.
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Herrera Beutler challenger Joe Kent was among the speakers at D.C. rally supporting the January 6th insurrectionists

Excerpt: The insurgent Republican candidate has Donald Trump's endorsement in the 2022 race for Washington's 3rd Congressional District. The 3rd, like all other congressional districts, will be getting new boundaries prior to the midterms.
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Pandemic politics in Washington State, 2020: “This is the weirdest election cycle ever”

Excerpt: The novel coronavirus pandemic has completely changed how political parties and advocacy organizations organize and get out the vote, Joel Connelly reports.
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Southwest exposure: Long takes on Herrera Beutler in marquee 3rd CD House rematch

Excerpt: The Evergreen State once again has a House challenge on its hands. The 3rd is the lone West Coast district (outside Alaska) bordering the Pacific Ocean that is still represented by a Republican. Will that change in 2020?
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Carolyn Long’s rematch with Jaime Herrera-Beutler could be Washington’s hottest race

Excerpt: Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler has represented Washington's 3rd Congressional District since 2011. She's in the fight of her political life in 2020 thanks to a strong challenge from Carolyn Long.
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