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Cantwell Victorious in Washington

On November 23, pro-choice Democrat Maria Cantwell was declared the winner in the Washington state Senate race over anti-choice incumbent Slade Gorton (R). An automatic recount will be conducted this week, but both political analysts and Cantwell’s campaign manager are confident that the recount will mirror last week’s count. With all counties reporting, Cantwell had 1,199,260 voptes to Gorton’s 1,197,307 _ a lead of 1,953 votes.

Sources:

Los Angeles Times - November 23, 2000 and Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report - November 27, 2000