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'

Carolyn Long

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.

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