If the new rank order holds, Kent will take second place and advance to face Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in November, ousting Herrera Beutler in the primary.
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Republican challenger Joe Kent has overtaken incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler following Monday night’s ballot count update in the race for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, likely ousting the six-term GOP congresswoman in the primary election.
As of Monday night, Kent had 22.8% of the vote and Herrera Beutler has 22.3%, a gap of 960 votes. Herrera Beutler held a narrow lead going into Monday, and her lead increased slightly when Cowlitz County updated its results at about
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