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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)


Biography
Political Highlights: Wash. House, 1987-92; U.S. House, 1993-95; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 1994; U.S. Senate, 2001-present
Born: Oct. 13, 1958; Indianapolis, Ind.
Residence: Edmonds
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Single
Education: Miami U. (Ohio), B.A. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security - Chairwoman; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness); Indian Affairs; Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalMaria Cantwell (D) 1,855,49360.5
Michael Baumgartner (R) 1,213,92439.5
2006generalMaria Cantwell (D) 1,184,65956.9
Mike McGavick (R) 832,10639.9
Bruce Guthrie (LIBERT) 29,3311.4
Aaron Dixon (GREEN) 21,2541.0
Robin Adair (I) 16,3840.8
2000generalMaria Cantwell (D) 1,199,43748.7
Slade Gorton (R) 1,197,20848.6
Jeff Jared (LIBERT) 64,7342.6
1994generalRick White (R) 100,55451.7
Maria Cantwell (D) 94,11048.3
1992generalMaria Cantwell (D) 148,84454.9
Gary Nelson (R) 113,89742.0
Patrick Ruckert (I) 4,3221.6
Anne Fleming (NL) 4,2111.6
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: WA-A)
 
No race


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11th

Washington is 11th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.