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Blitz of PAC money aims to defeat Trump-backed challengers to Herrera Beutler, Newhouse in Washington state

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — A deluge of outside PAC money is saturating two of Washington’s top congressional primaries, aimed at helping Republican Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse survive their votes to impeach then-President Donald Trump last year. More than $3.4 million — fueled in part by hidden donors — has been spent in the past few weeks backing the incumbents and targeting their Trump-endorsed challengers, Joe Kent and Loren Culp, according to Federal Election Commission filings. The cash influx comes at a high-stakes moment for Republicans, and the country, as voters choose whether to oust…

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