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State Senator, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)

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Michael Baumgartner (R) 31,765 53.81%
Chris Marr (D) 27,263 46.19%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.


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Baumgartner, Marr talk budget cuts

Here’s the second in a series of videos with incumbent Democratic state Sen. Chris Marr and his Republican opponent, Michael Baumgartner.They describe cuts that they think should be made to state government to help balance the budget.The first video, where they answer: “Would you support…


Marr, Baumgartner debate taxes

Here is the first of what should be several videos showing incumbent Democratic state Sen. Chris Marr and his challenger, Republican Michael Baumgartner, give their stance on the issues.Meanwhile, the videos produced before the primary focusing on the other hotly contested race in the 6th…


Marr campaign exaggerates Baumgartner’s absence from forum

The campaign of state Sen. Chris Marr this week falsely accused his Republican opponent of withdrawing from a weekend candidate’s forum “at the last minute.”The candidate’s forum was held on Saturday at the North Spokane library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, and was sponsored by the…


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O’Quinn calls for GOP unity, says job prevents her from endorsing Ahern

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Shenanigans in the 6th? Numbers suggest no

Shelly O’Quinn’s legislative race, like nearly every political race worth a darn, may be leaving some supporters with hard feelings, nagging questions and what ifs. Wednesday’s ballot count showed O’Quinn has no real hope of moving out of third place, which is no doubt vexing…


Marr wins city, Baumgartner wins county

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Marr gets his first opponent for reelection

State Sen. Chris Marr, D-Spokane, will have a challenger in the November election.Republican Michael J. Baumgartner, 34, filed paperwork last week with the state Public Disclosure Commission indicating that he will run against Marr for the senate seat representing the Sixth Legislative District, one of…