Joe Kent pulls ahead of Jaime Herrera Beutler in the race for Washington's 3rd Congressional District

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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