Source: Spokesman Review - https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/oct/23/only-debate-between-patty-murray-and-tiffany-smile/
Murray, who is seeking a sixth term in the chamber, painted her opponent as an extremist on views on abortion and election security, invoking the names of Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump in the process. Smiley, a veterans advocate and triage nurse, repeatedly called Murray a career politician who was the symbol of what Smiley believes are failed policies on policing, the economy and energy.
The candidates sparred on the campus of Gonzaga University in a debate hosted by The Spokesman-Review, the League of Women Voters, KSPS-TV and the university. Recent polls have showed a tightening in a race that Murray is the favorite to win, in a state that hasn’t elected a Republican U.S. senator since 1994.
At one point during the hourlong debate, Smiley invoked the campaign moniker Murray used when she was first elected to the Senate in 1992.
“You know Senator Murray, you’re not the mom in tennis shoes anymore,” Smiley said.
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Who do you think won the debate?
- Tiffany Smiley
- Patty Murrary