The Women of the Senate

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(Democrat — Washington)

Date of Birth: 10/13/1958

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Ind.

First Day in the Senate: 1/3/2001

Up for Re-election: 2018

Fun Fact: In 2000, Cantwell defeated incumbent Sen. Slade Gorton by only 2,229 votes out of 2.4 million cast.

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