City: Ephrata, WA
Education: M.D., University of Granada, Ph.D. University of Madrid, Master Public Health, University of Toronto
Political experience: Run multiple times for state and federal office.
Work experience: Physician, has worked in multiple states for Veterans Affairs, currently has solo practice in Ephrata.
Family: Married, three children
|Patty Murray (D)||670,284||46.22%|
|Dino Rossi (R)||483,305||33.33%|
|Clint Didier (R)||185,034||12.76%|
|Paul Akers (R)||37,231||2.57%|
|James (Skip) Mercer||12,122||0.84%|
|Charles Allen (D)||11,525||0.79%|
|Bob Burr (D)||11,344||0.78%|
|Norma D. Gruber (R)||9,162||0.63%|
|Mike Latimer (R)||6,545||0.45%|
|Mike The Mover (D)||6,019||0.42%|
|Will Baker (R)||4,593||0.32%|
|Mohammad H. Said (C)||3,387||0.23%|
|William Edward Chovil (R)||2,039||0.14%|
To allow readers to compare and contrast the main candidates for the U.S. Senate on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked the three main Republican challengers and the incumbent Democrat the same five questions:
For sheer variety, it’s hard to beat this year’s U.S. Senate race. And I’m not talking about the candidates you’ve likely heard of. There’s a doctor, a lawyer, a physicist, a retired bank worker, a retired postal worker, a retired iron worker. Some are serious people in a first try for office; others are less serious and have run many times.