Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler concedes after Joe Kent maintains ballot lead

The 6-term Republican congresswoman has been ousted in the primary by Kent, who ran to her right and criticized her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Six-term U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler conceded defeat Tuesday night in the race for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District after a fresh update to the ballot count from last week’s primary election failed to close the gap between her and far-right challenger Joe Kent.

“Thank you, Southwest Washington, for entrusting me six times with the privilege of representing you in Congress,” she said in a statement. “Ever since I was first elected to this seat I have

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