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Byline: Alex Fryer
Oct. 6--Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell and her Republican challenger Mike McGavick traded barbs in campaign ads released on Thursday, and both began their messages with the same statement: There are big differences between us.
Cantwell's radio ad highlighted McGavick's position on Social Security, while McGavick unveiled radio and television spots that touched on a range of issues, including federal entitlements.
Like most political messages, neither provided much context.
McGavick blasted Cantwell's vote to maintain current policy and protect Social Security benefits earned by illegal immigrants after they become …