City: Seattle, Washington
Education: Received a bachelor's degree in physical education from Washington State University in 1972.
Work experience: Worked as a preschool teacher.
Political experience: Served as Washington's U.S. Senator since 1993. Served as a state senator from 1989 to 1993. Served on the Shoreline School District Board from 1985 to 1989.
Family: Married to Rob Murray. Has two children.
|Patty Murray (D)||978,506||52.63%|
|Tiffany Smiley (R)||622,814||33.50%|
|Leon Lawson (T)||56,315||3.03%|
|John Guenther (R)||53,158||2.86%|
|Ravin Pierre (D)||21,267||1.14%|
|Dave Saulibio (J)||18,556||1%|
|Naz Paul (I)||18,075||0.97%|
|Bill Hirt (R)||14,774||0.79%|
|Mohammad Hassan Said (D)||13,414||0.72%|
|Henry Clay Dennison (S)||13,318||0.72%|
|Dr. Pano Churchill (D)||11,390||0.61%|
|Bryan Solstin (D)||9,263||0.50%|
|Charlie (Chuck) Jackson (I)||8,262||0.44%|
|Jon Butler (I)||5,185||0.28%|
|Thor Amundson (I)||4,937||0.27%|
|Martin D. Hash (U)||4,547||0.24%|
|Dan Phan Doan (U)||2,931||0.16%|
|Sam Cusmir (D)||2,587||0.14%|
Murray, Cantwell help Senate pass Biden’s signature bill to lower medical costs, combat climate change and cut deficit
After months of uncertainty and infighting among Democrats, the Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill designed to reduce health care costs, combat climate change and reduce the federal deficit. It is a pared-down version of legislation President Joe Biden has long sought to bolster his economic agenda.
Democrats praised the package as a necessary step to address the problems of rising costs and greenhouse gas emissions, while Republicans panned the legislation as irresponsible on issues of energy production, drug costs and more.
The two presumptive U.S. Senate candidates in Washington cruised to easy victory in Tuesday’s primary.
National Republicans are funding a new ad this week that ties Democratic Sen. Patty Murray to President Joe Biden, arguing the incumbent lawmaker too often supports policies that increase inflation and crime.
For those who liking waiting to the last minute to cast their ballots, here’s a look at the candidate field.
President Joe Biden’s approval rating in Washington appears to have tanked and Gov. Jay Inslee’s rating isn’t much better. But voters might feel more favorable toward Democrats than Republicans, a new survey suggests.
VA delays computer system’s launch in Boise as Senate hearing spotlights harm, massive cost increase
WASHINGTON – In a last-minute decision Wednesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs delayed the planned Saturday launch of a troubled computer system in Boise after a watchdog report linked the system to 149 cases of harm at Spokane’s VA hospital.
Incumbent Patty Murray, Republican Tiffany Smiley likely to emerge in 18-candidate race for U.S. Senate
Heading into the Aug. 2 primary, Murray faces 17 challengers, but early campaign contributions and party support point to Tiffany Smiley as her likely opponent in November.
WASHINGTON – A group of 41 Democratic senators, led by Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, sent a letter Wednesday calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure same-sex spouses have access to the same benefits as other couples.
Sen. Patty Murray, at Planned Parenthood in Spokane, calls on Biden and federal government to do more on abortion access
“I think he has, in the last week, made some steps,” said Murray, speaking at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Spokane after meeting privately with patients and providers. “But I think they need to, at every level, every agency, do whatever they can that is in their purview, because this is about saving women’s lives.”