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Washington US Senate election, 2006

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Maria Cantwell is running for reelection.

2006 PrimaryEdit

The primary election will be held on September 19th.

Democratic Party Candidates:

  • Maria Cantwell - Incumbent (cw)
  • Mark Wilson - Dropped out of race
  • Hong Tran - Seattle lawyer (cw)
  • Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson - Ran in the 2005 primary for King County Executive and received 9.12% of the Democratic vote, former Libertarian primary candidate for Governor in 2004.
  • Mike The Mover - Moving company owner and perennial candidate. Ran in the 2004 primary for Governor and received 1.96% of the Democratic vote. Uses statewide races as advertising for his business.
  • Mohammad H. Said - Ran in the 2004 Democratic US Senate primary. Received 1.75% of the Democratic vote.

Republican Party Candidates

  • Mike McGavick - Chairman & former CEO of Safeco. He resigned as CEO when he became a candidate. (cw)
  • Brad Klippert - U.S. Army Reserves veteran. 2004 Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate (received 5.72% of the Republican vote) and self-described "God fearing, Bible-believing, Ten Commandment honoring, evangelical Christian." (cw)
  • William Edward Chovil - Ran in the 2004 Republican Senate primary and received 0.95% of the Republican vote.
  • Gordon Allen Pross - Ran in the 2004 Republican Senate primary and received 1.59% of the Republican vote.
  • Warren E. Hanson - Commercial fisherman and perennial candidate. Ran as a Democrat in the 2004 Senate primary and received 6.04% of the Democratic vote.
  • B. Barry Massoudi - Founder, Cubicon management consulting; former chairman, Mercer Island Arts Council. [1].

Libertarian PartyEdit

IndependentsEdit

  • Robin Adair

Green PartyEdit

Candidate positionsEdit

Please post a link to a reference webpage or news article. I'm only including serious candidates, and this will be cleaned up after the Primary. If you think someone else should be listed, please add them to the table.
Issue Maria Cantwell (Dem) Hong Tran (Dem) Mike McGavick (Rep) Bruce Guthrie (Lib) Aaron Dixon (Grn)
2nd Ammendment no data no data no data no data no data
Abortion Strongly supports [2] no data no data no data no data
Agriculture no data no data no data no data no data
America in the Middle East no data no data no data no data no data
Civil rights "Diversity is a priority." [3] no data no data no data no data
Economy no data no data no data no data no data
Education no data no data no data no data no data
Energy Supports alternatives to oil, opposes drilling in ANWR no data no data no data no data
Environmental protection Strongly supports [4] no data no data no data no data
Free trade Supports expanding Free Trade [5] no data no data no data no data
Health care no data no data no data no data no data
Illegal Immigration no data no data no data no data no data
Same-sex marriage no data no data no data no data no data
Social Security Opposes privatizing Social Security [6] no data no data no data no data
Stem cell research no data no data no data no data no data
Taxation no data no data no data no data no data
Note: These positions are taken from the candidates' official websites and OnTheIssues.org and summarized to provide a quick guide. Please see the official websites for more information.

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