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Elections 2020

State Facts

Capitol: Olympia
Nickname: Evergreen State
Bird: Willow Goldfinch
Motto: Bye and bye or Hope for the future

Past Presidential Elections

2012

Barack Obama: 56.2%
Mitt Romney: 41.3%

2008

Barack Obama: 57.7%
John McCain: 40.5%

2004

John Kerry: 52.8%
George Bush: 45.6%

2000

Al Gore: 50.2%
Ralph Nader: 4.1%
George Bush: 44.6%

1996

Bill Clinton: 49.8%
Ralph Nader: 2.7%
Ross Perot: 8.9%
Bob Dole: 37.3%

1992

Bill Clinton: 43.4%
Ross Perot: 23.7%
George Bush: 32.0%

1988

Michael Dukakis: 50.0%
George Bush: 48.5%

Previous Election Results, other races

2012 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 1,855,493 60.5%
Michael Baumgartner Republican 1,213,924 39.5%

2012 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Inslee Democratic 1,582,802 51.5%
Rob McKenna Republican 1,488,245 48.5%

2010 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 1,314,930 52.4%
Dino Rossi Republican 1,196,164 47.6%

2010 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 670,284 46.2%
Paul Akers Republican 37,231 2.6%
Clint Didier Republican 185,034 12.8%
Dino Rossi Republican 483,305 33.3%

2008 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine Gregoire Democratic 1,598,738 53.2%
Dino Rossi Republican 1,404,124 46.8%

2008 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine Gregoire Democratic 696,306 48.3%
Dino Rossi Republican 668,571 46.3%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 568,935 90.8%
Hong Tran Democratic 33,097 5.3%

2006 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 1,184,659 56.9%
Mike McGavick Republican 832,106 39.9%

2006 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Warren Hanson Republican 17,756 3.9%
Brad Klippert Republican 32,073 7.0%
Mike McGavick Republican 395,614 85.9%

2004 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Warren Hanson Democratic 46,490 6.0%
Patty Murray Democratic 709,497 92.2%

2004 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine Gregoire Democratic 504,018 65.6%
Mike Mover Democratic 15,118 2.0%
Ron Sims Democratic 228,306 29.7%

2004 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 1,549,708 55.0%
George Nethercutt Republican 1,204,584 42.7%

2004 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine Gregoire Democratic 1,373,361 48.9%
Ruth Bennett Libertarian 63,465 2.3%
Dino Rossi Republican 1,373,232 48.9%

2004 Senate Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Reed Davis Republican 36,147 6.9%
Brad Klippert Republican 29,870 5.7%
George Nethercutt Jr. Republican 432,748 82.9%

2004 Governor Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Aiken Jr. Republican 33,104 6.3%
Bill Meyer Republican 44,448 8.5%
Dino Rossi Republican 444,337 85.1%

2000 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 1,199,437 48.7%
Jeff Jared Libertarian 64,734 2.6%
Slade Gorton Republican 1,197,208 48.6%

2000 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gary Locke Democratic 1,441,973 58.4%
John Carlson Republican 980,060 39.7%

2000 Governor All Party Special Blanket Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Meta Heller Democratic 28,578 2.2%
Gary Locke Democratic 701,929 54.3%
John Carlson Republican 446,142 34.5%
Harold Hochstatter Republican 93,467 7.2%

2000 Senate All Party Special Blanket Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 472,609 36.7%
Deborah Senn Democratic 168,110 13.1%
Slade Gorton Republican 560,787 43.6%

1998 Senate General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 1,103,184 58.4%
Linda Smith Republican 785,377 41.6%

1998 Senate All Party Special Blanket Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 479,009 45.9%
Chris Bayley Republican 155,864 14.9%
Warren Hanson Republican 22,411 2.1%
Linda Smith Republican 337,407 32.3%

1996 Governor General Election

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gary Locke Democratic 1,296,492 58.0%
Ellen Craswell Republican 940,538 42.0%

1996 Governor All Party Special Blanket Primary

Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Inslee Democratic 118,571 9.7%
Gary Locke Democratic 287,762 23.7%
Norman Rice Democratic 212,888 17.5%
Ellen Craswell Republican 185,680 15.3%
Dale Foreman Republican 162,615 13.4%
Norm Maleng Republican 109,088 9.0%
Pam Roach Republican 29,533 2.4%
Jim Waldo Republican 63,854 5.2%