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Candidate Votes Pct
Patty Murray (D) 1,262,778 52.20%
Dino Rossi (R) 1,158,708 47.80%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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First Lady Michelle Obama, right, cheers Sen. Patty Murray at a Senate campaign fundraiser Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, in Bellevue. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)

Michelle Obama: Get fired up

First Lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Patty Murray today in Bellevue.The Spokesman-Review didn't send a reporter. No disrespect to the First Lady, but our closest reporter is in Olympia, and while he made the trip to Seattle for the president, and another to Tacoma earlier...

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McCain: Murray part of ‘corrupt process’ 

U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to give a boost to Republican Dino Rossi's chances of joining him in the Senate by saying Democrat Patty Murray "engages in a corrput practice."McCain stepped an inch back from calling Murray, a three-term incumbent with whom he's had significant...

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President Barack Obama talks with Erik Foss, his wife Cynnie, left, and their daughters Anna, 8, and Elsa, 5, in the living room of their home in Seattle today. (Mike Siegel / Associated Press)

Obama challenges GOP on cuts 76 

SEATTLE – Voters should be skeptical of Republican candidates calling for smaller budgets and ask what they’d cut, President Barack Obama said Thursday.Appearing in a northeast Seattle neighborhood for a “backyard conversation” with about 35 local residents, Obama hit on ...

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Obama: Ask them what they’d cut 19 

SEATTLE -- President Barack Obama said skeptical voters should challenge Republican candidates who are calling for smaller budgets, demanding that they explain how they'd shrink the government.Appearing in a northeast Seattle neighborhood for a "backyard conversation" with about 35 local residents, Obama defended policies his...

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Obama: Women made strides, still at disadvantage 

SEATTLE--Women have made great strides, so they make up half the workforce, but still face problems with lower wages, President Obama told participants in a "back yard discussion."Women, like men, have trouble getting loans, he said. They know that the middle class has been under...

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Obama heading for Seattle neighborhood

SEATTLE -- The streets of the Wedgewood neighborhood in northeast Seattle are lined with people hoping to catch a glimpse or a photo of President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to hold a backyard discussion here shortly after 10 a.m.Parents have children in patio chairs...

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Senate Debate aftermath: Claiming victory

After last night's Senate debate, the two combatants -- er, candidates -- came out for the obligatory post-event press conference to answer questions. The obligatory first question was, how do you think you did.Surprisingly, each thought they did well, but their opponent? Not so much."I...

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Senate debate: Candidates in, cleaver out

Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi have arrived for the first televised debate in Washington's state Senate race.That means the partisans who arrived to cheer one or jeer the other have dispersed, but not before a person taking issue with their demonstration was...

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Live tonight from Spokane: Rossi v. Murray 

The first debate in Washington's U.S. Senate race between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi comes to you live from Spokane at 7 p.m. It will be carried on KXLY-TV and KSPS-TV in Spokane and surrounding communities, on public television stations throughout Washington including KCTS Channel...

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Biden making another trip for Murray 

In a sign of just how much the Obama administration wants Patty Murray to hold onto her Senate seat, Vice President Joe Biden is making a second campaign stop in Washington this month.Biden will attend a rally with Murray in Vancouver next Tuesday at the...

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Poster for Spokane Democrats' party to watch Murray Rossi debate (Spokane County Democratic Party)

Dems to party, too, for debate

Not to be out-partied by Republicans, local Democrats have scheduled a debate watch party for the live televised face-off between Dino Rossi and Patty Murray.Democrats will be snacking and cheering at one of their favorite hangouts, Toad Hall, not far from the County Courthouse north...

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Obama making return trip for Murray 

President Obama will return to Washington next week to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray’s re-election. The two will appear at a rally at the University of Washington’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Oct. 21.Obama was in Seattle on Aug. 17 to talk about small business assistance...

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Flyer for a debate watching party sponsored by the Republicans of Spokane County (Republicans of Spokane County)

GOP group holding debate party

The Republicans of Spokane County don't have the word "party" in their club's name. But they plan to make up for that on Thursday with a party in fact.They'll be hosting a party at the Quality Inn Valley Suites, Argonne at I-90, to watch the...

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Biden: Not your father’s GOP

TACOMA -- Vice President Joe Biden tried to make the case today that Democrats, not Republicans, represent real change and coax young voters to make another trip to the polls for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray in her close race against Republican Dino Rossi."You turned out...

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Murray pounds Wall Street 

TACOMA -- Wall Street played "Russian roulette" with the nation's future and shouldn't be allowed to do it again, Sen. Patty Murray told a cheering crowd of about 1,000 here."I vowed on my watch Main Street will never again be left holding the bag by...

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