2022 Election Preview: U.S. Senator Patty Murray vs. Tiffany Smiley
Nov 3, 2022, 2:57 PM | Updated: Nov 8, 2022, 5:41 pm
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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.
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.
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.
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