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Republican incumbent Michael Baumgartner is seeking a second term but faces a challenge from Democrat Rich Cowan in a race that could decide control of the state Senate. Both candidates lost congressional bids two years ago. This legislative district includes much of the South Hill, West Plains and parts of north Spokane. State Senate terms are four years; position pays $42,106 per year.

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

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Candidate Votes Pct
Michael Baumgartner (R) 28,299 57.48%
Rich Cowan (D) 20,935 42.52%

* 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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