Feminist Majority Endorsements

Maria Cantwell

Background

Elected to the U. S. Senate in 2000, defeating incumbent Slade Gorton (R); she won re-election handily in 2006 by a margin of 16 points. Elected to the state legislature at age 28 (1987-1992) Served as a member of Congress from 1992 to 1994, the first Democrat in the 1st District in 40 years. Started her own business as a young woman and after her first House term ended in the Republican sweep of 1994 she became a top executive of the high-tech company RealNetworks from 1995 to 2000.

Position on Key Issues

Cantwell is 100% pro-choice and has been a reliable vote on reproductive rights and family planning issues. Committed to pay equity and women's rights issues. Strong proponent of health care reform and environmental protections.

Prospects

Excellent

Opponent

Republican, state senator Michael Baumgartner

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