A candidate for U.S. Senator, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington Primary
City: Edmonds, WA
On this race:
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%|
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