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Cantwell Makes Final Push in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. - The candidates are giving it one final push and senator Maria Cantwell on Wednesday night, making a stop in Yakima as part of her statewide 'Checklist for Change' tour.

Senator Cantwell ended her Eastern Washington rally on Tuesday at Carpenters Hall on South Third Street.

And it was an energizing first stop.

She talked about her plans to deliver energy indpendence with technology and alternative fuels.

Cantwell is traveling on a biodiesel powered bus on her one week tour throughout the state.

The democratic senator, who is up for re-election, said it's crucial to help make America energy independent.

And she thinks Eastern Washington plays a big part in that.

"With all the biodiesel that's being used in the State of Washington, we could grow products here and help reduce the price of biodiesel by about 50 cents a gallon if we grew it here in Washington State," she said.

In the closing week of her campaign, Cantwell will have made 27 stops in seven days, talking about her checklist for change and that's her 10-point checklist to change the agenda in washington D.C. to reflect our Northwest values.

Cantwell heads to Southwestern Washington on Thursday to talk about protecting social security.