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U.S. Representative, 4th District

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dan Newhouse (R) 101,539 57.43%
Doug McKinley (D) 46,471 26.28%
Sarena Sloot (R) 11,823 6.69%
Tracy Wright (R) 9,088 5.14%
Ryan Cooper (L) 4,080 2.31%
Evan Jones (I) 3,816 2.16%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Newhouse faces familiar foe in McKinley for 4th Congressional District seat

Rep. Dan Newhouse is facing a challenge from a familiar foe in the race to represent Washington’s 4th Congressional District, but the GOP incumbent is already making plans for a fourth term representing a wide swath of Central Washington.

Washington lawmakers hail passage of bills addressing missing and murdered Native women

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Monday passed two bills backed by Northwest lawmakers that aim to combat the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, a move advocates called an important step toward solving a complex problem.

Incumbents McMorris Rodgers and Newhouse advance in Congressional races

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As COVID-19 strains U.S. agriculture, Newhouse says immigration reform more urgent than ever

WASHINGTON – Last December, before COVID-19 upended Americans’ lives, the House of Representatives accomplished something that had long eluded lawmakers, passing an immigration reform bill with significant support from both Democrats and Republicans that could give legal status to hundreds of thousands of unauthorized farm workers.

Newhouse faces five challengers in 4th congressional district primary

Washington’s Aug. 4 primary will see a crowded race for the 4th congressional district, with three-term Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse facing five challengers for his seat representing Central Washington.

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse says he’s found peace as a lawmaker in his third term

Dan Newhouse, a former state agriculture director and lawmaker, was first elected to Congress in 2014. His wife of 35 years, whom he said was his biggest cheerleader, died in 2017. Newhouse has since remarried, and has earned the trust of the district through his thoughtful approach to lawmaking, supporters said.

McMorris Rodgers sets sights on committee leadership after leaving House GOP position

The congresswoman said she’s been able to focus more on crafting bills after stepping down from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference a little more than a year ago. If she’s elected to a ninth term, McMorris Rodgers said she’d like to serve as ranking member or chair of the committee responsible for policing data privacy and online commerce, among other issues.

Looming Louisiana abortion case in Supreme Court divides region’s lawmakers

Republicans have asked that the nation’s highest court uphold a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals. The Supreme Court threw out a similar Texas law less than four years ago. But Democrats see a pattern of eroding reproductive and privacy rights for women that will once again be fought in the courts.

Mattis offers optimism, avoids talking Trump during speech in Spokane

The former defense secretary avoided his reportedly tumultuous tenure in President Donald Trump’s White House. Instead, he offered an optimistic view of America that he said would be well-served by preparing young people to make sacrifices for its preservation.