SEATTLE (AP) — Sen. Maria Cantwell and her Republican challenger Michael Baumgartner squared off over fiscal issues and the war in Afghanistan in the campaign's one and only debate.
The Democrat Cantwell is seeking her third term. Baumgartner is a first-term state senator from Spokane who is seeking to upset the incumbent.
They debated Friday in the studios of KCTS, Seattle's public television station. Baumgartner, who has worked as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan, said he wants to "end the war in Afghanistan now."
Cantwell said she wants to end subsidies to oil companies.