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Trump backs Joe Kent in Washington state

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Former President Trump is urging Washingtonians to vote for Republican Joe Kent for Congress.

Kent is challenging Republican Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler to represent Washington's 3rd District. Herrera Beutler voted to impeach Trump, a move that has drawn criticism from the former president.

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Trump criticized Herrera Beutler Monday evening during a virtual campaign event.

"She voted for the radical Democrats second impeachment hoax where the Republicans stood up tall for me but she didn't," Trump said.

Herrera Beutler is a target for Trump's wrath because of that impeachment vote. She blamed Trump for his inaction during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Like Trump, Joe Kent claims, falsely, that the 2020 election was stolen.

Kent is also being endorsed by other high-profile Republicans, including Florida House Republican Matt Gaetz.

Other candidates in the race include Republican Heidi St. John and Democrat Marie Perez.

The top two vote getters in next week's primary from either party will move on to the general election.

Want to know more about the voting records and issue positions of candidates? Use the VoteSmart tool below to find out more.

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