2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Washington

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Washington

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All ten Washington seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 6 4
Seats won 7 3
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,888,593 1,048,712
Percentage 62.50% 34.70%
Swing Increase7.23% Decrease10.03%

2018 U.S. House elections in Washington.svg
  Democratic hold
  Republican hold
  Democratic gain

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Washington were held on November 6, 2018, to elect the 10 U.S. Representatives from the state of Washington, one from each of the state's 10 congressional districts. The elections coincided with other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

All nine incumbents seeking re-election were re-elected, however the Democratic Party won the open-seat in the 8th District previously held by a Republican, improving from a 6-4 margin to a 7-3 margin.

Overview[edit]

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Washington by district:[1]

District Democratic Republican Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 197,209 59.27% 135,534 40.73% 0 0.00% 332,743 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 2 210,187 71.29% 0 0.00% 84,646 28.71% 294,833 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 3 145,407 47.33% 161,819 52.67% 0 0.00% 307,226 100.0% Republican Hold
District 4 83,785 37.18% 141,551 62.82% 0 0.00% 225,336 100.0% Republican Hold
District 5 144,925 45.24% 175,422 54.76% 0 0.00% 320,347 100.0% Republican Hold
District 6 206,409 63.89% 116,677 36.11% 0 0.00% 323,086 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 7 329,800 83.56% 64,881 16.44% 0 0.00% 394,681 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 8 164,089 52.42% 148,968 47.58% 0 0.00% 313,057 100.0% Democratic Gain
District 9 240,567 100.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 240,567 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 10 166,215 61.54% 103,860 38.46% 0 0.00% 270,075 100.0% Democratic Hold
Total 1,888,593 62.50% 1,048,712 34.70% 84,646 2.80% 3,021,951 100.0%

District 1[edit]

The 1st congressional district is located along the Puget Sound from the Canada–US border to King County. The district has a PVI of D+6. The incumbent is Democrat Suzan DelBene, who has represented the district since 2012. She was re-elected with 55% of the vote in 2016.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzan DelBene (incumbent) 106,107 59.3
Republican Jeffrey Beeler 45,830 25.6
Republican Scott Stafne 20,354 11.4
No party preference Adam Pilskog 5,007 2.8
No party preference Robert Mair 1,622 0.9
Total votes 178,920 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Washington's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzan DelBene (incumbent) 197,209 59.3
Republican Jeffrey Beeler 135,534 40.7
Total votes 332,743 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd congressional district includes all of Island and San Juan counties and neighboring areas on the mainland from Bellingham in the north to Lynnwood in the south. The district has a PVI of D+10. The incumbent is Democrat Rick Larsen, who has represented the district since 2001. He was re-elected with 64% of the vote in 2016.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (incumbent) 101,497 64.85
Libertarian Brian Luke 12,320 7.87
Independent Gary Franco 12,269 7.84
Democratic Collin Richard Carlson 12,058 7.70
Republican Uncle Mover[a] 11,832 7.56
Green Stonewall "Stoney" Jackson Bird 6,525 4.17
Total votes 156,501 100.0

General election[edit]

Washington's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (incumbent) 210,187 71.3
Libertarian Brian Luke 84,646 28.7
Total votes 294,833 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd congressional district encompasses the southernmost portion of western and central Washington. It includes the counties of Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat, and a small sliver of southern Thurston county. The district has a PVI of R+4. The incumbent is Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, who has represented the district since 2011. She was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2016.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler (incumbent) 68,961 42.1
Democratic Carolyn Long 57,798 35.3
Democratic David McDevitt 13,124 8.0
Republican Earl Bowerman 9,018 5.5
Democratic Dorothy Gasque 7,983 4.9
Republican Michael Cortney 5,528 3.4
Democratic Martin Hash 1,498 0.9
Total votes 163,910 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jaime
Herrera Beutler (R)
Carolyn
Long (D)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 14–19, 2018 497 ± 4.6% 48% 41% 12%
Lake Research Partners (D-Long) October 9–11, 2018 500 ± 4.9% 43% 45%
Lake Research Partners (D-Long) June 14–18, 2018 500 ± 4.4% 42% 37% 20%
Lake Research Partners (D-Long) March 8–12, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 49% 29% 21%

Results[edit]

Washington's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler (incumbent) 161,819 52.7
Democratic Carolyn Long 145,407 47.3
Total votes 307,226 100.0
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The 4th congressional district is located in central Washington, covering the counties of, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Yakima, Franklin, Benton, and Adams. The district is dominated by the Yakima and Tri-Cities areas. The district has a PVI of R+13. The incumbent is Republican Dan Newhouse, who has represented the district since 2015. He was re-elected with 58% of the vote in 2016.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Newhouse (incumbent) 77,203 63.2
Democratic Christine Brown 44,868 36.8
Total votes 122,071 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Washington's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Newhouse (incumbent) 141,551 62.8
Democratic Christine Brown 83,785 37.2
Total votes 225,336 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th congressional district is located in Eastern Washington and includes the counties of Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin. It is centered on Spokane, the state's second largest city. The district has a PVI of R+8. The incumbent is Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has represented the district since 2005. She was re-elected with 60% of the vote in 2016.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers (incumbent) 99,689 49.3
Democratic Lisa Brown 91,738 45.4
Independent Dave Saulibio[b] 4,845 2.4
Republican Jered Gavin Bonneau 4,453 2.2
Republican Kari Olavi Ilonummi 1,507 0.7
Total votes 202,232 100.0

General election[edit]

Debates[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Cathy
McMorris Rodgers (R)
Lisa
Brown (D)
Other Undecided
FM3 Research (D-Brown) September 16–20, 2018 521 ± 4.3% 49% 46% 5%
Public Policy Polling (D) April 16–17, 2018 689 ± 3.7% 48% 45% 7%
Elway Research April 4–7, 2018 403 ± 5.0% 44% 38% 3% 16%
DCCC (D) February 3, 2018 414 ± 4.8% 47% 43%

Results[edit]

Washington's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers (incumbent) 175,422 54.8
Democratic Lisa Brown 144,925 45.2
Total votes 320,347 100.0
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

The 6th congressional district includes the Olympic Peninsula, most of the Kitsap Peninsula, and most of the city of Tacoma. The district has a PVI of D+6. The incumbent is Democrat Derek Kilmer, who has represented the district since 2013. He was re-elected with 62% of the vote in 2016.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Derek Kilmer (incumbent) 117,848 63.5
Republican Douglas Dightman 60,651 32.7
Progressive Tyler Myles Vega 7,080 3.8
Total votes 185,579 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Washington's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Derek Kilmer (incumbent) 206,409 63.9
Republican Douglas Dightman 116,677 36.1
Total votes 323,086 100.0
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

The 7th congressional district includes most of Seattle, all of Vashon Island, Edmonds, Shoreline, Kenmore, and parts of Burien and Normandy Park. The district has a PVI of D+33. The incumbent is Democrat Pramila Jayapal, who has represented the district since 2017. She was elected with 56% of the vote in 2016 to replace retiring Democratic Representative Jim McDermott.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pramila Jayapal (incumbent) 189,175 82.7
Republican Craig Keller 39,657 17.3
Total votes 228,832 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Washington's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pramila Jayapal (incumbent) 329,800 83.6
Republican Craig Keller 64,881 16.4
Total votes 394,681 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

The 8th congressional district includes the eastern portions of King and Pierce counties and crosses the Cascade mountains to include Chelan and Kittitas counties. The population centers on the west side of the mountains include the exurban communities of Sammamish, Issaquah, and Auburn. On the east side, the 8th's population centers are rural communities Wenatchee, Leavenworth, and Ellensburg. The district has a PVI of EVEN. The incumbent is Democrat Kim Schrier, who has represented the district since 2018. She was elected with 52.4% of the vote in 2018.

Dave Reichert's retirement made this the only open seat in Washington in 2018, as well as the only seat to change party hands.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dino Rossi[c] 73,288 43.1
Democratic Kim Schrier 31,837 18.7
Democratic Jason Rittereiser 30,708 18.1
Democratic Shannon Hader 21,317 12.5
Republican Jack Hughes-Hageman 4,270 2.5
Republican Gordon Allen Pross 2,081 1.2
Democratic Tom Cramer 1,468 0.9
Independent Bill Grassie[d] 1,163 0.7
Libertarian Richard Travis Reyes 1,154 0.7
Independent Keith Arnold 1,090 0.6
Independent Patrick Dillon[e] 898 0.5
No party preference Todd Mahaffey 673 0.4
Total votes 169,947 100.0

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Dino Rossi (R)
Newspapers

Debates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Dino
Rossi (R)
Kim
Schrier (D)
Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 30 – November 4, 2018 477 ± 4.8% 45% 48% 8%
Elway Research October 4–9, 2018 400 ± 5.0% 49% 39% 12%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 24–26, 2018 505 ± 4.6% 45% 46% 9%
GBA Strategies (D) April 18–22, 2018 300 ± 5.7% 51% 45%

Results[edit]

Washington's 8th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kim Schrier 164,089 52.4
Republican Dino Rossi 148,968 47.6
Total votes 313,057 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 9[edit]

The 9th congressional district encompasses a long, somewhat narrow area in western Washington through the densely populated central Puget Sound region, from Tacoma in the south to Bellevue in the north. The district has a PVI of D+21. The incumbent is Democrat Adam Smith, who has represented the district since 1997. He was re-elected with 73% of the vote in 2016. The 9th was the only district in Washington to have Democrats win both spots in the blanket primary, with 48% of the vote going to the Adam Smith, the incumbent, 27% going to Sarah Smith, a progressive challenger, and 25% going to Doug Blaser, the sole Republican candidate. Incumbent Adam Smith won the general election soundly, receiving 68% of the vote.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Smith (incumbent) 71,035 48.4
Democratic Sarah Smith 39,409 26.9
Republican Doug Basler 36,254 24.7
Total votes 146,698 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Washington's 9th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Smith (incumbent) 163,345 67.9
Democratic Sarah Smith 77,222 32.1
Total votes 240,567 100.0
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

The 10th congressional district encompasses the state capital of Olympia and surrounding areas. The district has a PVI of D+5. The incumbent is Democrat Denny Heck, who has represented the district since 2013. He was re-elected with 59% of the vote in 2016.

Primary election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denny Heck (incumbent) 82,522 58.2
Republican Joseph Brumbles 45,260 31.9
Independent Tamborine Borrelli[f] 7,991 5.6
Independent Nancy Dailey Slotnick[d] 6,125 4.3
Total votes 141,898 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Washington's 10th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denny Heck (incumbent) 166,215 61.5
Republican Joseph Brumbles 103,860 38.5
Total votes 270,075 100.0
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Listed on ballot as "Moderate GOP."
  2. ^ Listed on ballot as "Trump Populist.""
  3. ^ Listed on ballot as "GOP Party."
  4. ^ a b Listed on ballot as "Independent Centrist."
  5. ^ Listed on ballot as "Neither Major Party."
  6. ^ Listed on ballot as "Ind. Progressive."
  1. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Donald J. Trump. "Congresswoman @cathymcmorris of Washington State is an incredible leader who is respected by everyone in Congress. We need her badly in D.C. to keep building on #MAGA. She has my Strong Endorsement!". Twitter.
  3. ^ "The Times recommends: Dino Rossi in the 8th Congressional District". The Seattle Times. October 19, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites of first district candidates
Official campaign websites of second district candidates
Official campaign websites of third district candidates
Official campaign websites of fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites of fifth district candidates
Official campaign websites of sixth district candidates
Official campaign websites of seventh district candidates
Official campaign websites of eighth district candidates
Official campaign websites of ninth district candidates
Official campaign websites of tenth district candidates