Differences

On issue after issue important to the people of Washington state, Senator Maria Cantwell has stood up for our values, while Michael Baumgartner supports extreme policies and a Tea Party agenda that is far, far outside the mainstream of our state. Here are just a few examples of some critical issues on which they differ.

Issue Cantwell Baumgartner
1. Woman's Right to Choose, Even if Raped Support Oppose
2. Stem Cell Research Support Oppose
3. ‘Voucherize’ Medicare Oppose Support
4. Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan Oppose Support
5. Defund Planned Parenthood Oppose Support
6. Privatize Social Security Oppose Support
7. New Washington Coast Oil Drilling Oppose Support
8. Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oppose Support
9. Growth Management Act/Endangered Species Act Support Oppose
10. Abolish Department of Education Oppose Support
11. Cuts to Pell Grants Oppose Support
12. DREAM Act Support Oppose
13. Marriage Equality For All Couples Support Oppose
14. Marijuana Legalization Oppose Support
15. Withdraw from World Trade Organization Oppose Support
16. Cost Savings in Affordable Care Act Support Oppose

Working for WA

Protecting Washington’s Natural Resources

As one of the most beautiful states in the union–and one of the richest in natural resources–Washington has a special interest in energy and environmental policy. And Maria has fought hard to uphold the state’s conservation tradition, while also working to bring our energy policy into the 21st century.

Fighting For Washington Businesses, Workers and Jobs

Maria knows Washington’s business community – because, as an executive at an innovative software company, she was part of it. And as a Senator, she’s led the way in helping businesses large and small throughout Washington grow, thrive, and create jobs.

Keeping Washington Families Safe

Maria has taken a leadership role on safety and security issues, including defending our borders, strengthening our military, cracking down on gangs, and taking on drug crime in Washington communities.

Standing with Middle-Class Taxpayers

Middle-class families around Washington and across the country are facing tough times–and tough decisions about balancing the family checkbook each month. Maria has fought to strengthen the economic security of Washington families and cut taxes for middle-class families.

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