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Washington Senator Patty Murray Seeking Reelection

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Washington State Senator Patty Murray announced Monday that she is seeking re-election in 2022.

Murray, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 1992 and was Washington’s first woman senator. During her time in the Senate, Murray has focused on family leave and childcare.

Before she was elected to Congress, she was a state senator and a school board member in the north Seattle suburb of Shoreline.

Murray is running against Tiffany Smiley, a Republican from Pasco. Smiley is known for her advocacy for injured and disabled military personnel and veterans. Smiley's husband was blinded while he was deployed in Iraq and Smiley advocated for him to stay in the military, continue to recieve his benefits and care.

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