Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler wins 3rd District congressional race

Democratic challenger Carolyn Long concedes, says she is proud of running campaign 'based on facts, policy and truth'

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Republican Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler represents Washington's 3rd Congressional District.

Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has been elected to serve a sixth term.

Rep. Herrera Beutler’s Democratic challenger, Carolyn Long, a professor at Washington State University-Vancouver, conceded the 3rd District race on Wednesday, Oct. 4, after results showed she was trailing the incumbent congresswoman by 9 points.

“I am so incredibly proud of the strength of this grassroots campaign,” Long said Wednesday. “Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this incredible effort and those who have supported us with their vote.”

Long added that she was proud of running a campaign “based on facts, policy and truth.”

“I am someone who believes in running on the issues and leading a campaign based on integrity and trust. It’s why I didn’t take a dime of corporate PAC money. At the end of each day, I reminded myself that how one runs a campaign is a reflection of who they are as a person,” Long said in her concession statement. “Thank you, again, to everyone who has supported us and been a part of this effort. I am proud of everything we have accomplished.”

As of 2 p.m. Thursday, Herrera Beutler had garnered 203,402 votes, or 55.18 percent to Long’s 165,213 votes, or 44.82 percent.