2012 Washington Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the Washington senate race. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.

2012 Washington Senate Race - General Election Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
Washington senate election - class or district 1
PercVotesPartyCandidate
59.5%1255148DMaria Cantwell
40.5%854829RMichael Baumgartner
Election Information for Washington
Primary DateAugust 07, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentMaria Cantwell
Incumbent StatusSeeking Re-election
Election ProjectionSolid Democrat
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Washington Senate Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
Democrat senate Primary Election in Washington - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
96%445161Maria Cantwell37
4%20817Timmy Wilson5
Republicans - Primary Election
Republican senate Primary Election in Washington - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
75%241350Michael Baumgartner6
11%35711Art Coday12
5%16454Chuck Jackson0
5%16120Glenn Stockwell0
4%12620Mike the Mover0

Description of Election

Primary Election

Senator Cantwell is facing only one opponent in the primary race. While Mr Wilson has put forward position statements and is actively running for office, the likelihood of beating the incumbent Senator Cantwell isn't likely.

On the Republican side, State Senator and former State Department official Michael Baumgartner is facing medical doctor Art Coday. Dr Coday has put forth a number of statements expressing his position on a several issues ranging from foreign policy to civil liberty. State Senator Baumgartner has put forward fewer statements and been less expresive in those statements than Dr Coday. However, the name recognition State Senator Baumgartner enjoys in the state may give him enough power to win the election.

Important Dates

DateImportant Item
July 09, 2012Last day to register to vote by mail and online for the August 7, 2012 primary.
July 30, 2012Last day to register to vote in person if not already register in the state for the August 7, 2012 primary.
August 07, 2012Primary election date for the House and Senate.
October 08, 2012Last day to register to vote by mail and online for the November 6, 2012 general election.
October 29, 2012Last day to register to vote in person if not already register in the state for the November 6, 2012 general election.
November 06, 2012General election date - House, Senate, and President on the ballot.

Past Election Results

Election Results for Senate seat class 1 in Washington in 2012
Past Election Results - US Senate Seat Class 1 - Washington
Maria Cantwell
57%
2006
40%
Mike McGavick
Maria Cantwell
49%
2000
49%
Slade Gorton
Ron Sims
44%
1994
56%
Slade Gorton
Mike Lowry
49%
1988
51%
Slade Gorton
Henry M. Jackson
69%
1982
24%
Doug Jewett