Prof. Aseem Prakash interviewed on KNKX, "Climate clash: Herrera Beutler vs. Long in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District"

It’s the most expensive race in Washington’s 2020 election. In District in Southwest Washington, Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler is fighting for a sixth term against second-time Democrat challenger Carolyn Long. Herrera Beutler recently vowed to vote for Trump in this election, although she has expressed disdain for her party’s leader in the past. Carolyn Long is a professor of political science at Washington State University - Vancouver, challenging Herrera Beutler for the second time. Between these two candidates, Herrera Beutler has a record of voting against pollution controls or abstaining, while Long is saying she’ll do what it takes to curb greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment. With an economy that depends heavily on natural resources and tourism, both of which are impacted by climate change, environmental policy may also play as a role. Long trailed Herrera Beutler by six points in the August primary, but Long’s campaign says recent polling shows her “within the margin of error” for a victory.

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