Politics in the State of Washington
PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND STATE POLITICS
Polls In The State Of Washington Leading Upto The November 6, 2012 General Election
Washington - Presidential Election
Washington -U.S. Senate Election
***************United States Senators from the State of Washington
Patty Murray (D)
Maria Cantwell (D)
United States Representatives from the State of Washington
Total number of Representatives: 9
Democratic Party: 5
Republican Party: 4
Governor of the State of Washington
Christine Gregoire (D)
State Senate of the State of Washington
Total number of Senators: 49
Democratic Party: 26
Republican Party: 22
State House of the State of Washington
Total number of Representatives: 98
Democratic Party: 57
Republican Party: 41
PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS & STATE POLITICS
Presidential election 2012
The number of electoral votes in the Electoral College is set at 538 and the State of Washington is allotted 12 electoral votes. Washington is also a winner-takes-all state and the winning candidate in the state will receive all 12 electoral votes. The number of electoral votes needed to win the Presidency is 270.
In the Presidential
election 2008 Senator Obama won in the State of Washington . He received 57.65% of
the vote to Senator McCain's 42.31%.
U.S. Senate Election In Washington, 2012
Maria Cantwell [D] U.S. Senator
U.S. House of Representatives Election in Washington, 2012
State of Washington gained one additional congressional seat on account of the 2010 United States census.
Susan DelBene [D]
Rick Larsen [D] Incumbent U.S. Rep.
Jaime Herrera Beutler [R] Incumbent U.S. Rep.
Doc Hastings [R]
Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R] Incumbent U.S. Rep.
Derek Kilmer [D]
Jim McDermott [D] Incumbent U.S. Rep.
Dave Reichert [R] Incumbent U.S. Rep.
Adam Smith [D] Incumbent U.S. Rep.
Denny Heck [D]
Gubernatorial Election in Washington, 2012
Jay Inslee [D]
FOR AVAILABLE POLLS PLEASE SEE COLUMN ONE TO THE LEFT.
POLITICAL NEWS THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Baumgartner Will Challange Senator Cantwell in November
State Senator Michael Baumgartner will be the Republican Party nominee
to run against incumbent Democratic United States Senator Maria
Cantwell in the November 2012 general election.
In the open primary last Tuesday, Ms. Cantwell received 56% of the vote and Mr. Baumgartner came second with 30% of the vote.
Washington open primary is scheduled for August 7, 2012.[June 1, 2012]
an open primary, candidates of all parties compete in a single
election. The top two finishers will face each other in the general
election in November 2012.