2022 Election Preview: U.S. Senator Patty Murray vs. Tiffany Smiley

Nov 3, 2022, 2:57 PM | Updated: Nov 8, 2022, 5:41 pm

Patty Murray and Tiffany Smiley debate ahead of 2022 midterms...

U.S. Senate candidates Patty Murray (L) and Tiffany Smiley (R) answer questions during a debate before the 2022 midterm election. (Photo from KIRO 7)

(Photo from KIRO 7)

U.S. Senate Preview:

After months of campaigning over the summer, incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley will face off in the 2022 midterm election for the U.S. Senate.

Murray and Smiley advanced from August’s primary election race, garnering 53.87% and 32.49% of the vote, respectively.

Click here for Election Results when they arrive at 8:00 p.m.

Since the primary, Smiley and Murray participated in a debate and town hall where they went head-to-head on the key issues of abortion rights, crime safety, and climate change.

U.S. Senate candidates Murray, Smiley answer voters’ questions in KIRO 7 Town Hall

Smiley on the attack as Murray touts record in US Senate debate

Patty Murray, the third-most senior member of the U.S. Senate, is seeking her sixth term in office. Some of the key issues she is running on for the 2022 election are guaranteeing access to abortion and protecting election integrity after some Republican candidates have challenged the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Tiffany Smiley is seeking her first term in office. The veterans’ advocate was shaped by her experience caring for her husband after he was severely wounded while serving in the U.S. Army in a deployment to Iraq.

The midterm election is being held Nov. 8. Follow MyNorthwest’s coverage as the results are compiled.

Senator Murray:

Get caught up on Senator Murray’s campaign leading up to the midterm election:

Inflation Reduction Act will lower prescription drug prices for 1.4 million people in WA, says Sen. Murray

Murray introduces pro-abortion legislation ahead of election

‘There’s so much more to do,’ says Sen. Murray of decision to extend student loan moratorium

Sen. Murray says Washington will ‘bear the brunt’ of Idaho’s abortion ban


Read more stories about Smiley’s campaign leading up to the midterm election:

Smiley begins bus tour; says she will accept election results

WATCH: KTTH March to the Midterms with Tiffany Smiley, and more

Tiffany Smiley criticizes Seattle Times over cease and desist letter

U.S. Senate candidate Smiley challenges Murray to four debates

Local News


Heather Bosch

Pot shops remain high target for smash-and-grabs, armed robbery

Pot shops are targets of smash-and-grabs because they're, typically, cash reliant as it's illegal under federal law to buy those products with credit cards.

3 hours ago

plane crash Arlington Airport...

Frank Sumrall

Pilot killed in plane crash near Arlington Municipal Airport

At least one person was killed in a small plane crash Friday near the Arlington Municipal Airport, according to authorities.

5 hours ago

washington tipping...

Frank Sumrall

Study: Washington is second-lowest tipping state in nation

Following California and Washington, Nevada and Florida, at 18.2% and 18.3%, respectively, had the third and fourth-lowest average tipping rate.

5 hours ago

scam tacoma trial...

L.B. Gilbert

Tacoma police warn of scammers asking for donations for Manny Ellis trial

There's a phone scam taking advantage of the public's interest surrounding the trial of the police officers charged in the death of Manny Ellis.

6 hours ago

rainfall fall summer...

L.B. Gilbert

As summer ends, Seattle will feel fall fast with ‘first heavy rainfall’

As Friday brings the last official day of summer, it will start to feel like fall incredibly fast with the first heavy rain of the season expected.

8 hours ago

Image: First lady Jill Biden speaks at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle Friday...

Steve Coogan

First lady Jill Biden talks up Fred Hutch’s cancer research during Seattle visit

First lady Jill Biden made a public appearance in Seattle at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center near Lake Union Friday afternoon.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Swedish Cyberknife...

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is a busy month on the sports calendar and also holds a very special designation: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Ziply Fiber...

Dan Miller

The truth about Gigs, Gs and other internet marketing jargon

If you’re confused by internet technologies and marketing jargon, you’re not alone. Here's how you can make an informed decision.

Education families...

Education that meets the needs of students, families

Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) is a program of Omak School District that is a full-time online public school for students in grades K-12.

Emergency preparedness...

Emergency planning for the worst-case scenario

What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night and heard an intruder in your kitchen? West Coast Armory North can help.

Innovative Education...

The Power of an Innovative Education

Parents and students in Washington state have the power to reimagine the K-12 educational experience through Insight School of Washington.

Medicare fraud...

If you’re on Medicare, you can help stop fraud!

Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and ultimately raises the cost of health care for everyone.

2022 Election Preview: U.S. Senator Patty Murray vs. Tiffany Smiley