City: Edmonds, WA
Issues: Supports Affordable Care Act as “a huge win” for state but wants improvements to paperwork requirements, worked for increased port safety, expanded markets for farm products, increase to federal minimum wage and pension protections. Notable: Beat incumbent Sen. Slade Gorton in 2000 in one of the closest races in state history.
|Maria Cantwell (D)||698,686||55.45%|
|Michael Baumgartner (R)||382,599||30.36%|
|Art Coday (R)||69,570||5.52%|
|Timmy (Doc) Wilson (D)||29,149||2.31%|
|Chuck Jackson (R)||24,004||1.91%|
|Glen R. Stockwell (R)||23,944||1.90%|
|Mike The Mover (R)||18,109||1.44%|
|Will Baker (R)||13,978||1.11%|
Democrat Rich Cowan and Republican Mike Baumgartner seem to have a shared problem of getting the incumbents they want to unseat to debate with them as many times as they want. Or at all. Cowan, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against…
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has decided to debate her Democratic opponent twice before the November election. After this month’s primary, Democrat Rich Cowan challenged McMorris Rodgers to debate him in each of the 5th Congressional District’s 10 counties. After her town hall meeting on…
OLYMPIA — U.S. Senate candidate Mike Baumgartner said Wednesday he never apologized to a Seattle reporter for suggesting the reporter “(bleep)” himself, even though his campaign released a statement Tuesday quoting the Spokane Republican doing just that. “It went out before I’d seen it,” Baumgartner…
U.S. Senate candidate Mike Baumgartner thinks too much attention is being paid to comments by another Republican candidate running for another Senate seat in another state. As noted yesterday, Baumgartner, who is running against U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, called the comments of Todd Akin ignorant…
OLYMPIA — With the primary over for everything except the certification, losers are apt to be endorsing winners who will move on to the general. So it’s no surprise that U.S. Senate candidate Art Coday, who finished third, has endorsed fellow Republican Mike Baumgartner in…
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell easily finished first in last week’s state primary, and topped Republican challenger Mike Baumgartner in many Spokane County precincts, as the map below shows. But when one considers the ABC vote — Anyone But Cantwell — she won fewer precincts, as…
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell easily topped the field in last week’s state primary, and finished on top in Spokane County, which is the home of her general election challenger, state Sen. Mike Baumgartner. Using Monday’s ballot report, here’s a look at how Cantwell did against…
Incumbents representing Washington and Eastern Washington in Congress advanced easily in Tuesday’s primary to the general election, but their November opponents say they’re confident that the races aren’t over. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, won 54 percent of the vote in a four-way primary race to retain her seat representing Washington’s 5th Congressional District. She will face Democrat Rich Cowan, the founder of North by Northwest Productions, who took 35 percent of the vote. McMorris Rodgers and Cowan eliminated two long-shot candidates.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell talks with Daryl Romeyn, a candidate for Spokane County commissioner, at the county Democratic Party’s fund-raiser in Riverfront Park. Every couple of weeks, some national pundit or cable news talking head ruminates about the “enthusiasm gap” for a certain set of…
Do Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Gov. Chris Gregoire agree on the best way to fix the nation’s health care system? Not hardly, although that may not be the impression one gets from a video circulating on YouTube. Last week, a group of progressive activists marking the 47th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid visited McMorris Rodgers’ downtown office to challenge the Spokane Republican’s vote for the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
A reader had a question about a claim in a recent campaign commercial for Sen. Maria Cantwell, in which the incumbent Democrat touts her record on expanding aerospace jobs: “I also helped Boeing win the Air Force tanker contract worth billions.” What gives? wrote a…
WASHINGTON – Taxpayers in Washington could save an average of $500 a year on their federal taxes under a bipartisan deal announced Wednesday by a Senate committee. The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote today on a bill that would extend dozens of tax breaks, including the deduction for sales tax for residents of eight states that don’t have an income tax.
For Michael Baumgartner, the challenge he faces in winning Washington’s U.S. Senate seat could be as formidable as the mountains that bisect the state. Democrat Maria Cantwell is a well-funded, two-term incumbent in a state that most national political experts color deep blue. She beat a GOP icon, Slade Gorton, to win the seat in 2000 and dispatched a well-known Republican challenger, Seattle business executive Mike McGavick, in 2006.
WASHINGTON – It’s not uncommon for a medical school student to be told he or she is “too smart” to be a family physician, said Glen R. Stream, a family doctor from Spokane. He wants Congress to help change that. Along with doctors from Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan and New Mexico, Stream discussed ways to cut health care spending at a meeting of the Senate Finance Committee this week. The president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Stream also expressed his specialty’s views on the way Medicare pays doctors.
The U.S. Department of Transportation will give the state $10 million for the North Spokane Corridor, to be used to help relocate some railroad tracis and extend a bike trail. A joint announcement from U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers…
Jim Thompson, of Farmington, Wash., has raised peas and lentils for more than 20 years and has seen an increase in worldwide demand for both in the last decade. “Thanks to that, the price was fairly strong in recent years,” Thompson said recently.
WASHINGTON - Jim Thompson of Farmington has raised peas and lentils for more than 20 years and has seen an increase in worldwide demand for both in the last decade. “Thanks to that, the price was fairly strong in recent years,” Thompson said recently.
WASHINGTON - West Coast oil refiners cut gasoline production after a fire earlier this year at a Washington state refinery, creating a supply shortage that’s left West Coast motorists now paying very high prices at a time when the rest of the nation is seeing prices plunge, according to an influential senator and a veteran energy analyst.
WASHINGTON – West Coast residents are calling 911 to report tsunami debris they see coming ashore, but the operators don’t know what to say. When Sen. Maria Cantwell asked a top official of the federal agency in charge of handling the debris what they should say, he didn’t know either.
OLYMPIA — Some races are starting to fill up quickly on the first morning of filing week as many of the expected candidates and a few surprises turn in their forms and fees. The top of the ballot for the Aug. 7 primary, the U.S….