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Washington Senate race

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MARIA CANTWELL (D)

First elected in 2000; seeking second full term

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  • Born: Oct. 13, 1958; Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Family: Single.
  • Education: Miami University (Ohio), B.A., 1981.
  • Professional career: Owner, RealNetworks, 1995-2000; Cantwell & Associates P.R. firm, 1985-91.
  • Military career: None.
  • Election history: U.S. House, 1992-94; state House, 1987-92.

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MIKE MCGAVICK (R)

McGavick, a former insurance company CEO, will face two Republican challengers in the Sept. 12 primary.

  • Born: Feb. 7, 1958; Seattle, Wash.
  • Family: Married (Gaelynn); three children.
  • Education: University of Washington, B.S., 1983.
  • Professional career: Chief executive officer, Safeco Corp., 2001-05; CNA Insurance, 1995-2000; director of Superfund Improvement Project, American Insurance Association, 1992-95; chief of staff to Sen. Slade Gorton, 1989-91.
  • Military career: None.
  • Election history: None.