The eight-person race for what is taken into account a protected Republican seat included seven Republicans and one Democrat. Within the ultimate leg of the race, Newhouse funneled sources towards attacking Culp, the 2020 GOP nominee for governor.
Within the run-up to Tuesday, GOP operatives had been feeling extra assured about Newhouse’s possibilities after Republican Major Avenue Partnership’s tremendous PAC put $1.2 million towards an advert blitz, airing three spots every week. Polling commissioned by the group confirmed the advertisements had been working, and that Culp’s standing had dropped from a earlier survey.
The incumbent has additionally aired nearly $500,000 in advertisements, utilizing current spots to go after Culp.
Within the neighboring third District, the destiny of one other Republican supporter of Trump’s impeachment continues to be unsure. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is locked in a detailed race with one other Trump-endorsed challenger for the second normal election slot in that district.