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2018 United States Senate election in Washington

The 2018 United States Senate election in Washington took place on November 6, 2018, in order to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the state of Washington. Incumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell successfully ran for re-election to a fourth term.

United States Senate election in Washington, 2018

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Turnout70.74%
  Maria Cantwell (cropped).jpg SusanHutchison-official (cropped).jpg
Nominee Maria Cantwell Susan Hutchison
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,803,364 1,282,804
Percentage 58.4% 41.6%

United States Senate election in Washington, 2018.svg
County Results

Cantwell:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Hutchison:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

Maria Cantwell
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Maria Cantwell
Democratic

Nonpartisan blanket primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

The primary election featured 30 candidates, a near record amount for a U.S. Senate election in Washington.[1]

Democratic PartyEdit

DeclaredEdit

Republican PartyEdit

DeclaredEdit
WithdrawnEdit
  • Ron Higgins (withdrew May 19, 2018[9])
EndorsementsEdit
Susan Hutchison

IndependentsEdit

DeclaredEdit
  • Jennifer "GiGi" Ferguson[15][16]
  • Thor Amundson
  • Dave Strider[17]
  • Charlie R Jackson
  • Jon Butler
Write-inEdit
  • Clay Johnson, activist[16]

Minor partiesEdit

In Washington, primary candidates may declare a preference for any party, and their party preference does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party. Candidates may also declare a preference for new or single-candidate parties.

DeclaredEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ According to Chase, FDFR stands for Fuck Democrats Fuck Republicans[1]

ResultsEdit

Blanket primary election results[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maria Cantwell (incumbent) 929,961 54.68%
Republican Susan Hutchison 413,317 24.30%
Republican Keith Swank 39,818 2.34%
Republican Joey Gibson 38,676 2.27%
Democratic Clint Tannehill 35,770 2.10%
Republican Dave Bryant 33,962 2.00%
Republican Art Coday 30,654 1.80%
Independent Jennifer Gigi Ferguson 25,224 1.48%
Republican Tim Owen 23,167 1.36%
Republican Matt Hawkins 13,324 0.78%
Democratic Don L. Rivers 12,634 0.74%
Libertarian Mike Luke 12,302 0.72%
Republican Glen R. Stockwell 11,611 0.68%
Independent Thor Amundson 9,393 0.55%
Democratic Mohammad Said 8,649 0.51%
Republican Matthew D. Heines 7,737 0.45%
Freedom Socialist Steve Hoffman 7,390 0.43%
Republican GoodSpaceGuy 7,057 0.41%
Republican John Orlinski 6,905 0.41%
Independent Dave Strider 6,821 0.40%
Republican Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente 5,724 0.34%
Green James Robert "Jimmie" Deal 3,849 0.23%
The Human Rights Party Sam Wright 3,761 0.22%
FDFR Party Brad Chase 2,655 0.16%
Democratic George H. Kalberer 2,448 0.14%
Independent Charlie R. Jackson 2,411 0.14%
Republican R. C. Smith 2,238 0.13%
Independent Jon Butler 2,016 0.12%
StandUpAmerica Alex Tsimerman 1,366 0.08%
Total votes 1,700,840 100%

General electionEdit

DebatesEdit

PredictionsEdit

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[23] Solid D September 28, 2018
Inside Elections[24] Solid D September 29, 2017
Sabato's Crystal Ball[25] Safe D September 27, 2017
Fox News[26] Likely D^ July 9, 2018
CNN[27] Solid D July 12, 2018
RealClearPolitics[28] Safe D June 2018

^Highest rating given

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Maria
Cantwell (D)
Susan
Hutchison (R)
Undecided
Elway Research October 4–9, 2018 405 ± 5.0% 53% 39% 9%
Public Policy Polling (D-NPI) May 22–23, 2018 675 ± 3.8% 52% 36% 12%

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Washington, 2018[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Maria Cantwell (incumbent) 1,803,364 58.43% -2.02%
Republican Susan Hutchison 1,282,804 41.57% +2.02%
Total votes 3,086,168 100% N/A
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Camden, Jim (May 19, 2018). "U.S. Senate primary: Cantwell and 29 challengers". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  2. ^ CANTWELL, MARIA
  3. ^ RIVERS, DON L MR
  4. ^ TANNEHILL, CLINT RONALD
  5. ^ Kavanaugh, Shane Dixon (February 25, 2018). "Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson plans U.S. Senate run in Washington". Oregon Live. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Who has filed - King County". King County. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  7. ^ O'Sullivan, Joseph; Brunner, Jim (May 18, 2018). "Former State Republican Party chair Susan Hutchison challenging Sen. Maria Cantwell". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente".
  9. ^ "2018 Candidates Who Have Filed". Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  10. ^ Susan Hutchison. "WA Secretary of State @KimWyman12 endorses @Susan4Senate. Grateful that our state's favorite elected official knows who's best for US Senate! #susan4senate". Twitter.
  11. ^ Susan Hutchison. "Yet another important early endorsement for our campaign: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Republicans all across Washington are rallying behind our campaign for US Senate; be sure to return your ballot by August 7th! #Susan4Senate". Facebook.
  12. ^ Susan Hutchison. "Thank you to Congressman Dan Newhouse for his endorsement of our campaign! Proud to call him a friend and appreciate all he does for #WA04. Remember to return your ballots by Aug 7 and vote #Susan4Senate!". Twitter.
  13. ^ Susan Hutchison. "The 45,000-strong Hunters Heritage Council has endorsed @susan4senate! #susan4senate #hunting #waelex". Twitter.
  14. ^ Susan Hutchison. "I am proud to be endorsed by the Washington Farm Bureau, and will always fight to protect our private property and water rights from burdensome federal regulations. #Susan4Senate". Twitter.
  15. ^ Details for Candidate ID : S8WA00202
  16. ^ a b Coleman, Miles (July 5, 2017). "2018 Senate Race Ratings - July 2017". Decision Desk HQ. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  17. ^ STRIDER, DAVID LEE
  18. ^ Mike Luke (L) for Senate
  19. ^ TSIMERMAN, ALEX
  20. ^ McNamara, Neal (February 26, 2018). "Patriot Prayer Founder Joey Gibson Will Run Against Cantwell". Seattle Patch. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  21. ^ "Campaign Kickoff Party: Steve Hoffman for U.S. Senate". Freedom Socialist Party. February 23, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  22. ^ "United States Senate primary election in Washington, 2018". Office of the Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  23. ^ "2018 Senate Race Ratings". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  24. ^ "2018 Senate Ratings". The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  25. ^ "2018 Crystal Ball Senate race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  26. ^ "2018 Senate Power Rankings". Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  27. ^ "Key Races: Senate". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  28. ^ "Battle for the Senate 2018". Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  29. ^ https://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20181106/US-Senator.html

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