Nine of 10 WA Congressional Districts projected to reelect incumbents

Nov 4, 2020, 12:08 PM | Updated: Nov 5, 2020, 10:29 am


An election worker places a returned ballot in a dropbox on November 3, 2020 in Vancouver, Washington. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

(Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

In early election results, nine out of 10 representatives for Washington state are projected to have won reelection. The only new representative is in Congressional District 10.

Rep. Denny Heck, who had been in the District 10 seat since 2012, announced his retirement from Congress in December 2019. When asked why he doesn’t just step aside and enjoy his retirement, Heck explained that he only said he was retiring from Congress, not all of politics. Heck instead ran for Lieutenant Governor, and is currently leading with 47% of the vote against fellow Democrat Marko Liias.

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Results from Congressional District 1 show Democrat Suzan DelBene leading with 60% over Republican Jeffrey Beeler Sr. at 40%. DelBene has led the district since 2012.

District 2’s incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen (65%) is leading against Republican Timothy S. Hazelo (35%). Larsen was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2000.

In District 3, Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler (55%) leads over Democrat Carolyn Long (45%). There had been talk of incumbent Herrera Beutler losing reelection this year, but that hasn’t come to pass following early tallies.

Early results in District 4 show incumbent Republican Dan Newhouse (66%), who has served in the role since 2015, ahead of Democrat Douglas E. McKinley (34%).

District 5’s Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, is leading in her reelection campaign with nearly 60% of the vote against Democrat Dave Wilson.

In District 6, it’s again the incumbent winning with Democrat Derek Kilmer pulling in 61% of the vote against Republican Elizabeth Kreiselmaier at 39%. Kilmer has been the representative for the 6th District since 2013.

Pramila Jayapal, who has served as the U.S. Representative for Washington’s 7th District since 2017, which includes most of Seattle and suburban areas of King County, has a commanding lead in early results with 84% of the vote against Republican Craig Keller (16%).

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Similar to District 3, there was a close eye on District 8 as it was possible incumbent Democrat Kim Schrier would lose reelection to Republican Jesse Jensen. Schrier won election in 2018 against Dino Rossi. In this year’s early results, she is leading with 53% of the vote against Jensen (47%).

District 9 incumbent Democrat Adam Smith (75%) is leading against Republican Doug Basler (25%) in early results. Smith won his first congressional race in 1996.

In District 10, which an open seat after Heck left, Democrat Marilyn Strickland is leading with 50% of the vote against fellow Democrat Beth Doglio (36%). The write-in category in this race accounts for nearly 14% of the vote.

Find a map of all the congressional districts online here from the Washington State Legislature.

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