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  • Democrats propose allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy

    03/14/2016 12:13:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats have unveiled legislation to alleviate Puerto Rico’s debt woes, urging that the island be allowed to declare bankruptcy on all of its debt. The bill, released Monday, would allow the U.S. territory to restructure its $72 billion in outstanding debt and create a fiscal oversight board for the island. “For the 3.5 million American citizens living on the island of Puerto Rico, time is running short,” said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), one of the bill’s sponsors. “Congress has to act immediately to fix the federal funding shortfalls and give Puerto Rico the tools it needs to fully restructure...
  • CNBC's John Harwood, US senator in alleged marriage scandal

    03/08/2010 8:15:17 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 89 replies · 826+ views
    Examiner ^ | 3/6/10 | Cherie Saunders
    The reporter who was interviewing President Obama when he famously swatted a fly is suddenly the buzz of DC, thanks to a New York Post gossip item about his marriage. According to unnamed "spies" for Page Six, CNBC Washington correspondent and New York Times writer John Harwood has split from his wife Frankie Blackburn, and it's all because of an alleged romance with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) The Post's March 5 column quotes anonymous "well placed sources" who claim Harwood managed to keep the sordid details out of one DC paper "by sobbing to a reporter until he agreed to...
  • Watch Out for Shenanigans! CNBC Debate Moderator's Most Biased Moments

    10/27/2015 11:29:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    News Busters ^ | October 27, 2015 | Geoffrey Dickens
    The RNC may regret its approval of John Harwood as lead moderator for Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate on CNBC if past history is any guide. The CNBC anchor and New York Times columnist admitted he and a producer helped make Rick Perry’s infamous “oops” moment even worse. ... Harwood’s past takes on Republicans versus Democrats also reveal the potential for biased questioning at Wednesday night’s debate. A Harwood interview with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was so one-sided it actually caused the Paul to press back: “Don’t you have something better to read than crap from people who don’t like...
  • Cantwell Delivers Howler to Explain Vote on Trade Bill, Pointed Stenography Ensues

    05/25/2015 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    THE//INTERCEPT ^ | 22 May 2015 | Dan Froomkin
    Sen. Maria Cantwell engaged in a very public maneuver on the Senate floor Thursday, withholding her vote in favor of the big trade bill until she got assurances that there would be a vote on renewing the Export-Import Bank. Afterward, explaining the fervency of her support for the Ex-Im Bank, she told such a howler that even the Capitol press corps, not empowered to actually call a senator a liar, made sure to offer readers the opportunity to reach that conclusion on their own. The Democrat from Washington state, where Boeing is the single largest employer, said her support for...
  • News Releases Senators Murray and Cantwell’s Statement on President Visit to SR530 Slide Area

    04/08/2014 6:58:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Senator Patty Murray ^ | Apr 08 2014 | Senator Patty Murray
    “We appreciate the President’s decision to come to Snohomish County, and we look forward to joining him on April 22nd as he meets with community members,” Murray and Cantwell said. “We are confident that President Obama will see what we have seen: The tremendous resolve and determination of the people of Oso, Darrington and Arlington in the face of tragedy. “The President’s visit is another important step in demonstrating the federal government’s ongoing commitment to supporting the families, first responders, volunteers and businesses, as they recover from this disaster. We appreciate the decision to make major disaster resources available and...
  • Maria Cantwell's Men: An Attempt at Documenting the Dating History of Washington's Junior Senator

    12/24/2013 12:38:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    seattle weekly ^ | 5/10/10 | Caleb Hannan
    Maria Cantwell is single, young (by Congressional standards) and, according to the Huffington Post, the sexiest Senator in the land. She's also, if the scurrilous gossip-mongers at The New York Post are to be believed, part of the reason CNBC correspondent and New York Times writer John Harwood's marriage is ending. Neither Harwood nor Cantwell confirmed the affair rumors to Page Six. But if its "D.C. insiders" are correct -- and really, who would ever question the validity of anonymous sources dishing to a gossip columnist -- then it wouldn't be the first time Cantwell's been linked to a married...
  • Maria Cantwell Comes Off as a Hero in Ron Suskind's Hot New Book on Obama Administration

    09/19/2011 3:28:11 PM PDT · by Baynative · 12 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 9/19/2011 | Nina Shapiro
    "Talk is circulating about an eye-opening new book on the Obama administration set to come out tomorrow. Confidence Men, by Pulitzer-prize winning author Ron Suskind, suggests that a handful of power-hungry, Wall Street-loving advisers undermined the president's quest for financial reform, according to an early look at the book by New York magazine. To boot, these advisers, including the "insubordinate" Tim Geithner and the "monomaniacal" Larry Summers, were "pretty awful to women," says New York's Adam Moss. A number of women, in contrast, come off as heroes--among them our own Sen. Maria Cantwell."
  • Maria Cantwell misspells fallen soldier's name

    01/01/2011 8:50:56 PM PST · by Robwin · 28 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) ^ | 12/30/2010 | Adam Ashton
    The parents of a Yelm soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this month have received cards from friends and strangers expressing condolences, and they’re grateful for the support. “As a father of someone killed, it is overwhelming,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Collins (Ret.). His son, Sgt. Sean Collins, was buried Wednesday at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Among that outpouring of empathy, two politicians inadvertently stung the family. One slight came in a letter of condolences the family received from the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. “Again, please accept my warmest condolences. May your memories of Bryn and the knowledge that...
  • Family of fallen soldier warmed by letters, stung by politicians

    12/31/2010 8:21:55 AM PST · by llevrok · 21 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 12/30/2919 | Adam Ashton
    The parents of a Yelm (WA) soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this month have received cards from friends and strangers expressing condolences, and they’re grateful for the support. “As a father of someone killed, it is overwhelming,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Collins (Ret.). His son, Sgt. Sean Collins, was buried Wednesday at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Among that outpouring of empathy, two politicians inadvertently stung the family. One slight came in a letter of condolences the family received from the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. At first, the Collins family appreciated that Cantwell had taken the time to send...
  • A cap-and-dividend way to a cleaner nation and more jobs (RINO Collins pushes cap-and-tax!) (BARF!)

    06/19/2010 2:06:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 389+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-06-18 | U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell & Susan Collins
    There has been much talk recently about whether Republicans and Democrats in Washington can produce a bipartisan clean-energy and jobs bill. The answer is: We already have. We are leading a bipartisan effort to put a lid on carbon pollution and in so doing unleash a massive investment in clean-energy technology. If we can tackle this issue in a predictable, transparent and free-market way, we can create millions of high-paying jobs while limiting the worst effects of climate change and reducing both our dependence on foreign oil and the risk of another oil spill. We have authored a bill that...
  • NY Times Accuses Maria Cantwell of Protecting Rich Investors at the Expense of the Unemployed

    06/16/2010 1:34:34 PM PDT · by epithermal · 12 replies · 409+ views
    Seattle Weekly ^ | Jun. 15 2010 | Laura Onstot
    Maria Cantwell has received a lot of glowing press for her work on the environment and bank regulation. But this week the New York Times came down on her hard for trying to protect a tax break for high-earning venture capitalists and private equity fund managers while an urgently-needed unemployment benefits extension bill lingers in the Senate.
  • Senators want offshore drilling on West Coast banned forever

    05/13/2010 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 51 replies · 739+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 5.13.10 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — Six West Coast senatorsinstroduced legislation Thursday that would ban permanently new oil-and-gas drilling off of the California, Oregon and Washington state coasts. Citing the catastrophic blowout now fouling the Gulf of Mexico, the six Democratic lawmakers called for making permanent what has been a long-standing moratorium on new Outer Continental Shelf energy exploration and development along the West Coast. “We simply cannot afford the risk posed by oil drilling off our magnificent coast,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said. Boxer's Washington state colleague, Sen. Maria Cantwell, added that “it is simply unacceptable to risk irreparable harm to our coastal...
  • DC journalist may have split from wife, dated Sen and cried to keep story out of paper

    03/06/2010 2:37:23 AM PST · by Liz · 58 replies · 2,084+ views
    NY POST ^ | 3/5/10 | PAGE SIX
    BUZZ---CNBC correspondent, and NYT political writer, John Harwood, split with spouse, dated Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash).....sources say Harwood sobbed to a reporter until he agreed to kill the story.
  • DC journalist may have split from wife, dated Sen. and cried to keep story out of paper

    03/05/2010 2:32:31 AM PST · by tlb · 27 replies · 2,398+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 5, 2010 | Page 6
    DC insiders are buzzing that John Harwood, a CNBC Washington correspondent and political writer for the New York Times, has split with his wife, Frankie Blackburn, and has dated Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) According to well-placed sources, Harwood has kept it out of one DC paper by sobbing to a reporter until he agreed to kill the story.
  • San Francisco has its own 'public option'

    10/05/2009 3:29:36 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 16 replies · 1,134+ views
    LATimes ^ | October 04, 2009 | San Francisco has its own 'public option'
    San Francisco - Over the last two years, three-quarters of San Francisco's uninsured adults have enrolled in a public program that guarantees access to medical services, an effort that is being touted as a national model during the rancorous debate over healthcare reform. More than 46,000 adults have enrolled in Healthy San Francisco since it was launched; this first-in-the- nation, city-run universal healthcare effort has received high marks in recent independent studies. The program is funded in part by an employer mandate, a controversial component of the plans under discussion in Washington. One analysis has concluded that this mandate on...
  • [Sen.Maria] Cantwell [D,WA] Slips A (Quasi) Public Plan Through The [Senante] Finance Committee

    10/01/2009 6:16:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 682+ views
    The Stranger ^ | 01 October 2009 | Eli Sanders
    Today the Senate Finance Committee voted 12-11 to approve another amendment sponsored by Washington's Maria Cantwell. This one would allow states to use federal money to bargain with private insurers to provide low-cost health care to low-income Americans. That's quite a mouthful, I know. It's also quite an accomplishment. Cantwell's office is calling it a "public plan," and while the senator should be proud of slipping it through Finance, "public plan" is probably going a bit too far. As Ezra Klein writes, Cantwell's amendment.... ...allows states to negotiate with insurers on behalf of people between 133 percent and 200 percent...
  • Cantwell public appearance scheduled for August 14th

    08/08/2009 8:47:34 PM PDT · by WKL815 · 6 replies · 550+ views
    Two sources mention that she will be available August 14th somewhere in Pend Oreille County.
  • Cantwell health care speech: What speech? (Senator from Washington State)

    08/08/2009 7:54:56 AM PDT · by surfing_the_red_wave · 12 replies · 525+ views
    Seattle P.I. ^ | August 7, 2009 | Posted by Joel Connelly
    An upcoming speech on health care was touted last week by Sen. Maria Cantwell's press office. It was then delayed by a few hours. Then, the speech was deep-sixed as Cantwell flew to Spokane for the weekend. No mention of the speech has come this week, as the Senate wrapped up its work before the August recess. Has Washington's junior senator adopted a long-ago motto of Virginia Sen. Harry Byrd: Silence is golden? Cantwell is a member of the Senate Finance Committee. A bipartisan group of six committee members - not including Cantwell - is trying to hammer out a...
  • Why Democrats don't want to lower gas prices (LiberalCongressDemoncat/Watermelon Alert)

    07/22/2008 8:47:36 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 48 replies · 185+ views ^ | July 22, 2008 |
    WASHINGTON – A Democratic senator on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee inadvertently explained why her colleagues have no intention of ending the moratorium on offshore oil drilling or increasing the areas open for exploration and production – no matter how popular the idea might be with gas prices soaring. In an interview with Bloomberg TV's "Money and Politics" last night, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., explained Democrats don't want to increase supplies of oil and gasoline because they want to wean Americans off of petroleum products. Asked point-blank if Democrats in the Senate would consider how increasing the supply of...
  • Dubai's Favorite Senators [Cantwell and Schumer]

    06/10/2008 5:44:13 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 9 replies · 147+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 10, 2008 | WSJ
    The first refuge of a politician panicked by rising prices is always to blame "speculators." So right on time for this election season, Congress has decided to do something about rising oil prices by shooting the messenger known as the energy futures market... And who are these "speculators"...? The ...Intercontinental Exchange says that an increasing share of its customers are not financial houses but commercial firms that need to manage oil-price risks – refiners, airlines, and other major energy consumers... the leaders of Capitol Hill's shoot-the-messenger caucus are among those most culpable for the lack of domestic oil supplies. Senator...
  • Colorado gets jump-start on bills for '08 Congress

    12/23/2007 3:08:16 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies · 206+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 12/22/2007 | Anne C. Mulkern
    Before Congress left for this year, lawmakers in Colorado's delegation put down their markers for next year. "You can never start soon enough," said Alan Salazar, chief of staff to Rep. Mark Udall, D-Eldorado Springs. With the presidential election next year, he said, passing bills could become difficult. "So the sooner you get things done, the easier it is," Salazar said. Udall is one of those who introduced a bill in the last two weeks before the congressional session ended. Sen. Salazar's bill asks to study ways to protect the open space in and around Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests....
  • Man Caught in Sex Sting Worked for Kerry ( preyed on young boys )

    12/06/2007 5:04:55 PM PST · by Perchant · 45 replies · 731+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2007 | Matthew Daly
    A former aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell, arrested on federal sex charges last week, had worked for the 2004 presidential campaigns of Democrats Dick Gephardt and John Kerry. James Michael McHaney, 28, of Washington, D.C., was ordered held without bond following a brief hearing Wednesday in federal court. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit and blue jacket, McHaney responded "Yes, sir," when questioned by Magistrate Judge John Facciola. McHaney was fired Friday from his job as a scheduler for Cantwell, D-Wash., hours after he was arrested by FBI agents. The FBI said in a charging document that McHaney tried to set...
  • Democrat Senator's Aide Arrested In Child Sex Sting

    12/04/2007 4:45:38 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies · 400+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/4/07 | Noel Sheppard
    An aide for Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) was arrested last Friday for attempting to sexually exploit a minor...
  • Senator Cantwell-D, WA Aid Busted in Kiddie Porn Sting

    12/03/2007 7:27:23 PM PST · by chardonnay · 40 replies · 60+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Dec 3, 2007 | Reporter: Joseph Jesselli
    A U.S. Senate aide was arrested Friday after allegedly arranging a lunchtime sexual encounter with a teenage boy, according to federal court records. James McHaney, 28, was nabbed by FBI agents after he arranged the afternoon liaison via a "cooperating witness" working with investigators. According to the below felony complaint and an accompanying statement of facts filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Until his arrest Friday, McHaney had worked as the D.C. scheduler for Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell. A caller to Cantwell's office was told late today that, as of last Friday, McHaney no longer worked for the...
  • Priest Blasts 'Usual Suspects' For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy [Gang of 16]

    09/24/2007 7:40:12 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies · 555+ views
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: Monday September 24, 2007 Priest Blasts 'Usual Suspects' For Votes Against Pro-Life Policy FRONT ROYAL, VA, September 24, 2007 ( - The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today blasted a gang of 16 Catholic senators for their votes on an amendment to HR 2764 to overturn the Mexico City Policy instituted by President Reagan to prevent U.S. taxpayer dollars from funding overseas abortions. "For the most part it's the usual suspects who claim to be Catholic while their consistent pro-abortion votes amount to...
  • Is Larry Craig The Face Of The US Senate? (Dems Inouye, Cantwell, Frank, Robb, Etc Also Discussed

    08/29/2007 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 106 replies · 2,393+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/29/07 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, August 27, news services broke the story that Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, pleaded guilty in early August to lewd conduct in an airport restroom... Craig is hardly the only member of the Senate with a propensity for dropping his pants at inopportune moments... Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, has allegedly sexually harrased or abused at least 10 women. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., reportedly engaged in a sexual affair with an engagd lobbyist, Ron Dotzauer,then gave him a personal loan to help him with his subsequent divorce and threw cash his way... Gerry Studds (re-elected six times after having sex...
  • The Fifth Column's Return to Iraq-Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of parliament

    08/30/2006 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,792+ views ^ | August 30, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden, and the Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of the Iraqi parliament to discuss “peace.” TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these sentiments. Somehow most of the media – occupied with interminable coverage of Hurricane...
  • Cantwell adviser fights to keep divorce documents sealed

    10/27/2006 5:53:11 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 22 replies · 909+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 10-25-06 | Gene Johnson
    A longtime friend and adviser to U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is fighting the unsealing of his divorce case to hide his "bad behavior and possible illegal actions," his ex-wife has alleged in a court filing. Angela Douglas, the former wife of lobbyist Ron Dotzauer, also suggested that the improper sealing of the case in 1994 "led to improper practices that would not have otherwise occurred." Her declaration was filed last week and provided to reporters after a Snohomish County Superior Court hearing Tuesday. "I believe Ron is trying ... to prevent public disclosure of incidents of his poor judgment, bad...
  • UNREPORTED IN HOT SENATE RACES: Democrats broke while Republicans' powder is dry

    10/25/2006 8:38:08 AM PDT · by dangus · 65 replies · 3,842+ views
    Analysis of FEC reports ^ | 10/25/06 | Dangus
    One must be careful to make too much of a given Senate candidate appearing broke at the 3rd-quarter FEC filing time. After all, the national parties and major donors can rescue a strong candidate’s foundering finances. And certain costs, such as advertising, may even still have been paid up front. But when so many candidates from one party, who have been very strong, are suddenly out of cash, while the other party is cash-rich, something may be afoot. In this case, the Republicans continue to use their strategy which produced surprise wins in 2002 and 2004: They are keeping their...
  • Mike McGavick for US Senate [Seattle Times endorses]

    10/22/2006 3:20:18 PM PDT · by Publius · 69 replies · 1,980+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 22 October 2006
    In Sen. Maria Cantwell and challenger Mike McGavick, Washington has two fully qualified choices for the Senate. The better choice is the Republican, McGavick. Some see this election as a referendum on George W. Bush. If we did, we would be for a solid Democratic ticket. But like most Washington voters, we take our candidates one at a time. Mike McGavick is an unusual businessman-politician. He managed the multibillion-dollar turnaround of Safeco Corporation, sacrificing some jobs but saving many others. He showed a sense of social purpose in his stress on racial inclusion at Safeco. He knows politics, having worked...
  • The most exciting Senate races this November II

    10/08/2006 9:52:32 AM PDT · by qlangley · 2 replies · 412+ views ^ | 04 October 2006 | Quenitn Langley
    Democrat vs Democrat Connecticut sees primary victor, Ned Lamont, facing off against the loser, and former Veep candidate, Joe Lieberman. Lamont is against the war, and seems to have solidified his lead among Democrats, but in the general election independents and Republicans can vote too, so Lieberman retains a small lead. Confusingly, the Republican candidate is against the war, probably why his support is in single figures. Democrats did not want this fight, as it puts Democrat divisions on national security at the top of the news, but now they are stuck with it. Tossup. Republican targets New Jersey, sees...
  • Cantwell advisor: political contributions are a "necessary business expense"

    10/04/2006 4:30:23 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 2 replies · 295+ views
    Sound Politics ^ | October 04, 2006 | Stefan Sharkansky
    During the same period that Cantwell advisor Ron Dotzauer was found in contempt (even jailed briefly) for failing to meet his financial obligations to his ex-wife and daughter, having his earnings garnisheed to satisfy other debts, and borrowing money from Maria Cantwell, he was also making tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. How could he justify making political contributions while courts found him in default on his debts? In his November 1994 divorce trial brief, he called political contributions a "necessary business expense": Click the source for the graphic.
  • Maria Cantwell was the "other woman" in lobbyist's divorce

    10/03/2006 9:54:24 AM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 55 replies · 2,089+ views ^ | 10/03/2006 | Stephan Sharkansky
    Dotzauer is working in Cantwell's campaign, and has been Cantwell's boss in the past. Dotzauers divorce had been sealed, which is unusual. Stephan Sharkansky at Sound Politics is THE conservative blogger in the Pac NW. He got the divorce papers unsealed (all 14 volumes of them . . .) and the rest is at the link provided. Here's a bit of it: "The Seattle Times has recently reported on the close ties between Sen. Maria Cantwell and former boyfriend, boss and campaign consultant, lobbyist Ron Dotzauer. Begging explanation is a $15,000-$50,000 personal loan to Dotzauer reported in Cantwell's financial disclosures...
  • Cantwell the other woman in her campaign manager's two divorces

    10/02/2006 5:54:46 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 15 replies · 1,083+ views
    Sound Politics ^ | 10/2/06 | Stefan Sharkansky
    The Seattle Times has recently reported on the close ties between Sen. Maria Cantwell and former boyfriend, boss and campaign consultant, lobbyist Ron Dotzauer ...
  • (WA state) Libertarian Senate candidate loans campaign $1.2 million

    10/02/2006 12:27:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 457+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | September 30, 2006 | David Postman
    Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Guthrie is mortgaging everything he can to change the dynamic of the race. Guthrie, a former college instructor who hopes to go back to school to get a high school teaching certificate, filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission today saying he will loan his campaign $1.18 million. Up until now he had raised $33,000. Guthrie said he had not planned to spend his own money but changed his mind after campaigning around the state.
  • Strategic Vision Washington poll results: Cantwell leads McGavick by 9 points

    09/27/2006 5:51:15 PM PDT · by okstate · 10 replies · 581+ views
    Strategic Vision ^ | 27 September 2006 | Strategic Vision
    19. If the election for United States Senate were held today and the candidates were Maria Cantwell, the Democrat or Mike McGavick, the Republican, whom would you vote for? Maria Cantwell 49% Mike McGavick 40% Undecided 11%
  • Cantwell leads by 12 in new Survey USA Washington Senate poll

    09/27/2006 1:29:45 PM PDT · by okstate · 31 replies · 1,117+ views
    Survey USA ^ | 26 September 2006 | Survey USA
  • Washington Senate campaigns hit a rough patch

    09/10/2006 7:02:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 574+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 9, 2006 | DAVID AMMONS
    To oust incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell, it's said that Republican challenger Mike McGavick needs to run a virtually perfect campaign and then hope for Cantwell gaffes and other developments beyond his control. Lately, though, he's making missteps and Cantwell forces are rushing to blunt his insurgent campaign. But on Friday, the Democratic senator suffered a setback of her own when The Associated Press reported that she helped line up more than $11 million in federal money for projects benefiting the clients of a lobbyist pal who owes her money.
  • Cantwell leads by 17 in Washington over McGavick (Rasmussen)

    09/08/2006 12:15:26 PM PDT · by okstate · 40 replies · 1,895+ views
    Dave Leip's Atlas of Presidential Elections ^ | 6 September 2006 | Dave Leip
    This is a Rasmussen poll that's still on the premium portion of Rasmussen's site but got leaked to Leip's site. Cantwell 52% McGavick 35% Undecided 13% MOE +/- 4.5 percent from a sample of 500 likely voters.
  • Sen. Cantwell (D-WA) helped lobbyists' clients

    09/08/2006 9:58:20 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 534+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 8, 2006 | Matthew Daley & John Soloman
    Washington Senator Maria Cantwell helped arrange more than $11 million in federal money in the past year for projects benefitting clients of a lobbyist who is advising re-election campaign and still owes her money from a personal loan.
  • Sen. Cantwell helped lobbyist's clients (Cantwell aided lobbyist to the tune of $11 million)

    09/08/2006 7:24:17 AM PDT · by AZRepublican · 14 replies · 525+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sept. 9, 3006 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON - Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell (news, bio, voting record) helped arrange more than $11 million in federal money in the past year for projects benefiting clients of a lobbyist who is advising her re-election campaign and still owes her money from a personal loan. Cantwell, a Democrat who is in a tight re-election race, has reported for years that former campaign manager Ron Dotzauer owes her between $15,000 and $50,000 for a personal loan predating her first Senate election in 2000. Dotzauer now runs a lobbying firm. The loan was still listed as outstanding on the financial disclosure report...
  • Washington Senate Poll: Cantwell (D) 53%, McGavick (R) 36% (Survey USA - 2nd poll this week)

    08/31/2006 2:59:31 PM PDT · by okstate · 13 replies · 884+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 30 August 2006 | SurveyUSA
    In a November Head-to-Head, Cantwell Defeats McGavick: In a hypothetical head-to-head matchup in Washington today, 8/30/06, incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell beats Republican challenger Mike McGavick, 53% to 36%, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 669 Registered Voters conducted exclusively for KING-TV Seattle. Independent Robin Adair, Green Party candidate Aaron Dixon, and Libertarian Bruce Guthrie each get 3%. Another 3% are undecided. Cantwell leads by 30 points among women and by 4 points among men, a 26-point "gender gap." Cantwell gets 85% of Democrat votes. McGavick gets 84% of Republican votes. Independents favor Cantwell by 21 points. Those who...
  • Washington Senate Poll: Cantwell (D) 56%, McGavick (R) 39% (Survey USA)

    08/29/2006 4:12:21 PM PDT · by okstate · 44 replies · 918+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 28 August 2006 | SurveyUSA
    In a November Head-to-Head, Cantwell Defeats McGavick: In a hypothetical head-to-head matchup in Washington today, 8/28/06, incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell beats Republican challenger Mike McGavick, 56% to 39%, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 808 Registered Voters conducted exclusively for KING-TV Seattle. Cantwell leads by 29 points among women and by 4 points among men, a 25-point "gender gap." Cantwell leads among Democrats 15:1. McGavick leads among Republicans 7:1. Independents favor Cantwell 3:2. Those who approve of President George W. Bush's job performance choose McGavick 80% to 16%. Those who disapprove of Bush's performance choose Cantwell 81% to...
  • Candidate's Blog Post: 'I'm Not Perfect'

    08/27/2006 6:47:32 AM PDT · by flixxx · 3 replies · 367+ views ^ | August 25, 2006 | Mary Katharine Ham
    You know how a candidate's campaign blog is usually very staid and dull because the politician can never go off message? Well, this is something a little different. Mike McGavick, the Republican candidate for Senate in Washington used his blog to 'fess up to every bad thing he's done that is likely to become a campaign issue or already has. He addresses a divorce, a DUI, a nasty campaign ad, and a controversy over his management of a company during a time of lay-offs, all in an open letter on his blog. He closes with this thought: I have no...
  • Cantwell Soft-Sells Her Senate Bid

    08/27/2006 5:58:05 AM PDT · by SFCGeraldRTostensen · 5 replies · 457+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | August 26, 2006 | David Ammons
    BREMERTON, Wash. -- For months, both backers and adversaries of U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell anxiously waited for the embattled Democrat to get home and start campaigning in earnest in what is considered one of the country's most competitive races. When Cantwell finally staged a whirlwind multi-city campaign kickoff tour during her August recess, it turned out to be rather subdued and anticlimactic. Rather than a traditional rah-rah fly-around or marathon series of flashy events to stir the troops and get the attention of the sleepy electorate, this down-tempo tour had the wonky feel of Senate field hearings. Seldom did Cantwell...
  • Washington Senate: Cantwell By Six

    08/24/2006 5:39:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies · 1,257+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 24, 2006
    Cantwell (D) 46% McGavick (R) 40%
  • Anti-war liberals blast Cantwell (But her supporters say senator is no Lieberman)

    08/10/2006 6:46:13 AM PDT · by BlackRazor · 11 replies · 416+ views ^ | 8/10/06 | Neil Modie
    Anti-war liberals blast Cantwell But her supporters say senator is no Lieberman By NEIL MODIE P-I REPORTER While anti-war liberals were high-fiving Sen. Joseph Lieberman's defeat in Connecticut's Democratic primary, mainstream Democrats here were busy explaining Wednesday why Washington's Sen. Maria Cantwell is no Joe Lieberman. Yes, she is, insisted Cantwell's two anti-war election opponents, at least when it comes to support of the Bush administration's Iraq war policy. The reality, however, is that Lieberman's loss to Ned Lamont, a wealthy, anti-war businessman who won the primary Tuesday by spending $4 million of his own money, bears little resemblance to...
  • "Checklist for Change" ["This is what we women do" and caption the pic]

    08/05/2006 7:38:01 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 100 replies · 2,259+ views
    Welcome to the "Checklist for Change" website! As the nine Democratic women in the U.S. Senate, my colleagues and I believe that it is time for a change in Washington: change in agenda, change in tone, and change in direction. That's what our "checklist for change" is all about. This is what we women do - we need our checklists. And we challenge Majority Leader Bill Frist to make the issues on our checklist priorities for the American people this year. This is by no means a complete list of priorities, but these are challenges that Congress can meet right...
  • Washington senate race can't go well for Democrats

    08/02/2006 5:36:55 PM PDT · by AZRepublican · 34 replies · 1,471+ views
    The Decatur Daily Democrat ^ | August 2, 2006 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Antiwar critics running against Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., lost one of their candidates this month when the Washington Democrat hired him to work in her campaign for $8,000 a month. In a contest that was always one of the Republicans' better opportunities to beat an incumbent, the big story of the summer was Cantwell's decision to hire (and silence) anti-Iraq War candidate Mark Wilson, one of several war critics whose candidacies threatened her bid for a second term. With polls showing Republican business executive Mike McGavick in a near dead-heat with the liberal lawmaker, as antiwar Democrats attacked...
  • McGavick sued over Safeco payout

    08/02/2006 8:16:32 AM PDT · by proudpapa · 15 replies · 730+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | August 2, 2006 | Neil Modie
    A prominent Seattle lawyer and a scion of a prominent Seattle family are suing a prominent politician -- U.S. Senate candidate Mike McGavick -- over his lucrative retirement package from a prominent Seattle company, Safeco. The intriguing cast of characters came together Tuesday in a shareholder lawsuit, heavy with political overtones, against Safeco's board of directors and McGavick, a Republican who was its chief executive. It was filed in federal court in Seattle. The complaint said Safeco paid the candidate $28.4 million in early 2006 in an illegal "waste of corporate assets" after he resigned to run against Democratic Sen....