Loren Culp to challenge Newhouse (Culp for Gov.)
Loren Culp to challenge Newhouse (Culp for Gov.)

Former GOP Governor's candidate Loren Culp has officially joined the 4th Congressional District race.

Word came out Wednesday he has filed his paperwork, and intends to challenge Dan Newhouse in 2022.  Newhouse is already facing 2 challengers, 8th District House Rep Brad Klippert appeared to be the early favorite; also challenging is Prosser businessman Jerrod Sessler.

Culp lost a bitterly contested race to Gov. Jay Inslee last November, despite having one of the most organized grass roots on the ground campaigns in state history.

Culp had mounted a number of legal challenges but later dropped them. Inslee won largely by carrying King, Pierce and Snohomish counties; which made up the bulk of his margin of votes.

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Now, Culp presents a very unifying choice for voters from Yakima through the Tri-Cities; as the political climate is a little different between there and here in the 4th.

Klippert is a strong, well respected legislator, and he and Culp will give voters a choice.

The opposition to Newhouse has not waned since he was one of "The 10",  Congressional GOP House Reps who sided with Democrats and voted to support an un-Constitutional impeachment of former President Trump.

Facing virtually no opposition in his last election, Newhouse beat Democrat challenger last November by a margin exceeding 66 to 21 percent.

But this time, regardless of whom the GOP challenger in the primary is, he will see a lot stiffer opposition and resistance.

Culp is scheduled to headline the Ignite The Right Freedom Rally this weekend, Friday night at Clover Island in Kennewick .


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