According to a report published on WND, only a pair of the 10 Republican members of the House of Representatives who approved the impeachment of former President Donald Trump have made it through their own primaries and will be running in November’s election.
Representatives David Valadao of California and Dan Newhouse of Washington made it through to the general election by competing in the two of the four states that have a top-two primary. These states are California and Washington.
Senator Lisa Murkowsi of Alaska, who did vote to convict Trump in his 2nd impeachment process, advanced along with Republican contender Kelly Tshibaka, who campaigned with Trump, in a top-four ranked choice primary.
Representatives Fred Upton of Michigan, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, John Katko of New York, and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, each of whom are members of the Republican Party, have chosen not to run for reelection this year.
The candidates Peter Meijer of Michigan, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Tom Rice of South Carolina, and Liz Cheney of Wyoming all were unsuccessful against a competitor who was backed by Trump in their respective states’ primaries.
According to The New York Times, Representative Newhouse also competed against two prominent individuals who back Trump’s candidacy. These individuals are Loren Culp, who has endorsed Trump, and Jerrod Sessler, a retired NASCAR racer who served in the Navy.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it appears that Representative Valadao profited from the fact that he was the sole impeachment advocate who did not face an opponent sponsored by President Trump.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the fact that the primary election featured two candidates who backed Donald Trump caused voters who sympathized with the former president to be torn between the two candidates. As a result, Valadao narrowly defeated Chris Mathys by a margin of only 1,310 votes.