The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Freshman Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), center, jokes with fellow Washington state Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) while riding the "Senators Only" elevator on their way to a vote on campaign-finance reform. Washington is one of three states where both Senate seats are held by women; California and Maine are the other two. (April 2001)