Center Street Candidate Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Eyes Victory in WA-03 Primary

Washington is among states holding primaries tonight, and one race in particular has our attention. Six-term Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler faces primary challenges from several far-right challengers, including author Heidi St. John & Trump-endorsed Joe Kent. Luckily, Rep. Herrera Beutler’s victory seems likely, barring some election-night surprise.

Ronald Reagan said, “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers & we must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” While her challengers claim to be part of the “America First” movement and espouse extreme views, Rep. Herrera Beutler has proven she’s a leader worthy of serving in Congress. In fact, her principled leadership inspired Center Street’s existence.

Center Street was founded in the wake of the January 6 insurrection, born out of a desire to support the elected leaders who risked their political careers to defend our democracy against extremism. Among those first leaders who inspired us were Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Like Cheney & Kinzinger, Herrera Beutler was abandoned & punished by her own party, because she voted to impeach former President Trump. Her conservative record was tossed aside and extremists primary challengers were endorsed instead. In her statement explaining her position, Rep. Herrera Beutler said, “My vote to impeach our sitting president is not a fear-based decision. I am not choosing a side, I am choosing truth. It’s the only way to defeat fear.”

Rep. Herrera Beutler stood up in the face of tremendous pressure and chose truth and country over personal power. But she never wavered. As she said, “If we demonstrate our dedication to truth, we won’t just win elections. We’ll be in the best position to solve our nation’s challenges.”

Tonight, WA-03 voters will make their choice & they’re choosing Jaime Herrera Beutler! And Center Street is proud to have supported her from the start.