According to a projection by the Associated Press, Dan Newhouse, one of the few Republican House members to vote in January in favor of the impeachment of Donald Trump, is poised to move forward to the general election in Washington state.
Newhouse was one of 10 Republicans who voted to have Trump impeached in January, even before revelations about the former president's support and endorsement of the January 6 riots just a year ago.
This victory came after another Republican supporter of the impeachment, Peter Meijer, lost his votes in Michigan.
The Republican Loren Culp, who has been backed by Trump in the election, was a close second to Newhouse in Washington's fourth congressional district, garnering the second highest number of Republican votes in four of the eight counties. In some counties where Newhouse won, he received almost double the number of votes as Culp.
Culp is up against six other Republican candidates and will face Doug White, the district's only Democratic candidate, in November for the generation election.
The journey has never been smooth for Newhouse despite his victory. Following his vote for impeachment in January, six Republican leaders in his district demanded his resignation.
He claimed he made a decision to vote based on my oath to support and defend the constitution On 2 August, he had majority votes in three of the six counties that had voted for his resignation.