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     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.  State director at the Washington State Hospital Association.  Administrative assistant to state Rep. Phyllis Kenney.

Susan Hutchison: 




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