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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

Political Highlights: Wash. House, 1987-92; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-95; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 1994; U.S. Senate, 2001-present
Born: Oct. 13, 1958; Indianapolis, Ind.
Residence: Edmonds
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Single
Education: Miami U. (Ohio), B.A. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security - Ranking Member; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Energy & Natural Resources; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Health Care); Indian Affairs; Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2012generalMaria Cantwell (D) 1,855,49360.5
Michael Baumgartner (R) 1,213,92439.5
2006generalMaria Cantwell (D) 1,184,65956.9
Mike McGavick (R) 832,10639.9
Bruce Guthrie (LIBERT) 29,3311.4
Aaron Dixon (GREEN) 21,2541.0
Robin Adair (I) 16,3840.8
2000generalMaria Cantwell (D) 1,199,43748.7
Slade Gorton (R) 1,197,20848.6
Jeff Jared (LIBERT) 64,7342.6
1994generalRick White (R) 100,55451.7
Maria Cantwell (D) 94,11048.3
1992generalMaria Cantwell (D) 148,84454.9
Gary Nelson (R) 113,89742.0
Patrick Ruckert (I) 4,3221.6
Anne Fleming (NL) 4,2111.6
Roll Call Vitals


Washington is 11th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.