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Maria Cantwell

A candidate for U.S. Senator in the 2012 Washington General Election

Party: Democrat

Age: 62

City: Seattle, WA

Occupation: Senator

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Maria Cantwell (D) 1,714,271 60.16%
Michael Baumgartner (R) 1,135,453 39.84%

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