It does not look good for the 10 Republican representatives who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump January 13, 2021.
One of the two with June primaries has lost — the other limped into California’s all-party November contest with a dismal showing. Representative Tom Rice, S.C., lost his House seat when Trump-endorsed challenger Russel Fry defeated him in this month’s primary. Rep. David Valadao will face top vote-getter in California’s 22nd Congressional District all-party contest in November. Valadao’s 26 percent vote margin edged out two other Republicans to face Democrat Rudy Salas who captured 44 percent of votes in the district.
Four others don’t face voters until primaries are held in their states on August 2. They are Reps. Jaime Beutler Wash.-3rd C.D., Dan Newhouse, Wash.-4th C.D., Liz Cheney, Wyo., and Peter Meijer, Mich.-3rd C.D.
Beutler is up against eight challengers in Washington’s Aug. 2 primary for the state’s 3rd Congressional District. Trump-endorsed Joe Kent is one of the four she faces.
Cheney is the poster child for Trump haters and faces an uphill battle to hold onto the Cowboy State’s only congressional seat. House Republicans voted last year to strip her from leadership roles and pretty much isolated her within their ranks.
She has four challengers, including Trump’s endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman. So, even though she holds a commanding lead in campaign fundraising, her baggage from battles against the 45th president will probably earn her a bus ride back to Wyoming after the election. The state is sparsely populated and not many statewide polls have been conducted, but two of the most recent show Cheney trailing by double digits, according to the Hill report.
Meijer squares off against John Gibbs, a Trump-endorsed former assistant secretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, on August 2. He holds a large lead in campaign fundraising and has already booked hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of advertising.
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