Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 61° Partly Cloudy

U.S. Senator

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Patty Murray (D) 503,286 53.30%
Chris Vance (R) 263,684 27.93%
Eric John Makus (R) 41,128 4.36%
Philip L. Cornell (D) 31,003 3.28%
Scott Nazarino (R) 28,902 3.06%
Mike Luke (L) 13,555 1.44%
Mohammad Said (D) 8,427 0.89%
Donna Rae Lands (C) 8,360 0.89%
Sam Wright (H) 7,589 0.80%
Ted Cummings (I) 7,454 0.79%
Uncle Mover (R) 6,298 0.67%
Thor Amundson (D) 5,505 0.58%
Jeremy Teuton (S) 4,840 0.51%
Charlie Jackson (I) 4,450 0.47%
Zach Haller (I) 3,709 0.39%
Dr. Pano Churchill (L) 3,163 0.33%
Alex Tsimerman (S) 2,872 0.30%

* 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.

About The Race

See candidate’s stances on different issues in the issues grid

Complete Coverage

Shawn Vestal: Chris Vance maintains his courage in bucking Trump, while Mike Crapo waffles

Time to redraw and rename the Crapo Line, after the guy who really deserved it all along: Chris Vance.

Elway Poll: Advantage Clinton, Inslee, most Dems

The latest Elway Poll suggests Washington’s statewide races will trend Democratic blue on Nov. 8.

Murray, Vance meet in second Senate debate

Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second debate.

In Senate debate, incumbent Murray calls for respect, Vance says she’s part of a ‘broken’ system

Chris Vance accused Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., of contributing to a “broken” political system and said if elected he would bring a fresh perspective and work with both parties. Murray touted her 24-years in the Senate and urged respect amid one of the most contentious elections in memory.

Murray, McMorris Rodgers for Congress

The two congressional races on Spokane County ballots feature the 5th Congressional District and a U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Senate: You won’t see U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on TV pounding the partisan talking points and widening the divide. That doesn’t mean she isn’t partisan (she is a close adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid), but it shows she has the temperament to keep the door open to negotiation and compromise. The popular narrative is that Congress is hopelessly gridlocked, but it’s only partly true.

Vance cancels Spokane town hall meeting

Chris Vance, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, cancels the town hall meeting he had scheduled for Saturday in Spokane.

Senate candidate Chris Vance holding town hall Saturday

Republican Senate candidate to hold town hall meeting Saturday.

Forest Service backs effort to prevent new mines in Methow Valley

The Forest Service is backing an effort to prevent new mining development in the upper Methow Valley, a popular tourist destination and an area targeted for salmon recovery.

Vance town hall on Saturday, Senate debate Sunday

Republican Senate candidate Chris Vance will hold a town hall meeting in Spokane on Saturday afternoon.

Obama signs bill that helps veterans pay for in vitro fertilization

Veterans who suffered injuries that resulted in fertility problems will soon be eligible for federal assistance for in vitro fertilization. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a bill that authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to help pay the costs for the next two years. The provision was included in the two-year budget for Veterans Affairs and military construction and was authored by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

Washington governor’s debate will follow Monday’s presidential debate

Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant will debate immediately following Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Washington’s rural communities could receive more federal dollars to recover from wildfires

New bill would help rural communities devastated by wildfires that currently do not qualify for federal aid.

Gonzaga hosting Senate debate as one of 4 statewide matchups

U.S. Senate candidates debate in Spokane next month.

U.S. Sen. Murray faces challenge from former Washington state GOP Chairman Vance

Democrat Patty Murray seeks her fifth term in the U.S. Senate. This year’s challenger is former state Republican Party chairman Chris Vance.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Joe Pakootas advance in race for Congress

The race for Congress in November will be a repeat of 2014. Incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers easily topped five challengers in Tuesday’s primary. Democrat Joe Pakootas appears headed to a second place finish based on his strong finish in Spokane County.

Washington delegation makes a pitch for new tanker at Fairchild

The entire Washington congressional delegation sent the Air Force secretary a letter promoting Fairchild as the next home for the new KC-46A tanker.

Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills

Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule proposed Wednesday by the Department of Transportation.

U.S. Senate race: Patty Murray vs. Chris Vance and 15 others

Washington’s U.S. Senate race pits Republican Chris Vance and 15 others against four-term incumbent Democrat Patty Murray.

Fairchild a finalist once again to house new refueling tankers

The Spokane military installation was turned down in 2013 to bed down the KC-46A Pegasus in favor of a Kansas base closer to where the new jets were manufactured. A final decision on where the tankers will be stationed is expected by the end of the year.

Spin Control: Spin Control: Filing week brings out the creativity

Some things are creative during filing week. Others are familiar.