WASHINGTON
     Nov. 6, 2018 Senate

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+Maria Cantwell (D) i
1,803,364
58.43%
Susan Hutchison (R)
1,282,804
41.57%

3,086,168

Plurality: 520,560 votes (16.86 percentage points).
 WA Secretary of State 



Notes:
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) had little difficulty in winning a fourth term.  Of the twenty-nine candidates on the Aug. 7 top two primary ballot, Cantwell finished first with 54.68% of the vote followed by Susan Hutchison (R) at 24.3%.  Hutchison is a former KIRO-TV news anchor who ran for King County Executive in 2009 finishing second, and who served as chair of the state Republican Party from 2013-18.
  The two candidates debated twice: on Oct. 8 at Pacific Lutheran University near Tacoma (+) and on Oct. 20, hosted by the Washington State Debate Coalition, at Spokane Community College (+).  This race was very lopsided financially; according to Open Secrets, the Cantwell campaign spent $11.6 million compared to $1.9 million for the Hutchison campaign (+).

Campaign Managers:
Maria Cantwell:  Nate Caminos
State director to Sen. Cantwell from Feb. 2015.  Government and community relations manager at Puget Sound Energy, Apr. 2013-Feb. 2015.  State outreach director (2011-Apr. 2013) and King Co. outreach director (Aug. 2007-2011) to Sen. Cantwell.  State director at the Washington State Hospital Association.  Administrative assistant to state Rep. Phyllis Kenney.  Bachelor's degree in political science, philosophy from University of Washington, 2004; earlier attended Green River Community College.

Susan Hutchison: 




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