(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Rodgers earns 51.2 percent of the vote…
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been in the U.S. House since 2005 and is looking strong heading into yet another general election.
McMorris Rodgers earned 51.2 percent of the vote (70,833) in a field of five candidates. Dave Wilson, a Democrat, earned 24 percent of the vote (34,066) and will be moving on to the general election.
One Republican challenge, Stephen T. Major, garnered eight percent of the vote of 11,925 votes. This means 59 percent of votes cast in the race went for Republicans.
Chris Armitage, a Democrat, pulled out of the race before the election but still earned 13 percent of the vote of 18,755 votes. He left the race because he said he was suffering from poor mental health and because of an accusation that he had a relationship with a woman that was not consensual.
All in all, the votes for Democrats in the race equaled about 38 percent.
An independent candidate, Brendan O’Regan, earned two percent of the vote or 3,034 votes.
McMorris Rodgers addressed a virtual crowd of supporters on election night and said. “I am deeply humbled by the continued trust placed in me by you, the hardworking people of Eastern Washington.”
Since this is a primary, McMorris Rodgers will face Wilson in the General Election in November.