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Candidate Votes Pct
Patty Murray (D) 1,262,778 52.15%
Dino Rossi (R) 1,158,708 47.85%

* 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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Gregoire: “I know Rossi…”

TACOMA --Signalling how close Washington'sSenate race is, Gov. Chris Gregoire told a crowd at the University of Washington branch campus that control of Congress is at stake in the election that's just 25 days away.Gregoire took shots at a series of Republican candidates around the...

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Biden campaigning with Murray in Tacoma

TACOMA -- Vice President Joe Biden campaigns with Sen. Patty Murray here this morning on the University of Washington branch campus.The Murray campaign apparently trusts the weather, or the crowd's willingness to stand in the rain. It's outside, and drops are starting to fall.Republican Dino...

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WA Senate: Playing the ‘Big Union’ card

Dino Rossi and state Republicans are leveling a charge against Patty Murray that Republicans often use on Democrats, that she’s kowtowing to the union bosses. But they may have picked the wrong backdrop to launch this attack.As recounted today by S-R reporter Chelsea Bannach, the...

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2nd WA Senate debate set

The second, and likely last, debate between Dino Rossi and Patty Murray is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Seattle at the KOMO-TV studios.Murray and Rossi will debate the week before in Spokane, at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, in a debate jointly sponsored and...

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Got a question for Murray or Rossi?

The first -- and so far only -- televised debate to be scheduled in Washington's U.S. Senate race takes place in Spokane next week. Live, from the South Hill, it's Thursday night.(That is to say, it will be at KSPS-TV Channel 7's studio, and it...

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Biden to campaign with Murray in Tacoma

Vice President Joe Biden will attend a rally in Tacoma on Oct. 8 with Sen. Patty Murray, her campaign said today.All details of the rally aren't available yet, but it will be at the University of Washington Tacoma campus and registration starts at 9 a.m.First...

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Tanker contract fuels Senate campaign 

The nation's nine-year debate on how to replace Air Force tankers became a talking point in two places Tuesday: the floor of the U.S. Senate and the Senate campaign in Washington state.An amendment to next year's Defense Authorization bill would have banned Airbus from getting...

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Michelle Obama will campaign in Washington

First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Washington state for Sen. Patty Murray in the coming weeks, a Murray spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.Neither a date or a place can be confirmed at this point, Julie Edwards of the Murray campaign said.The Associated Press is reporting that...

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What Rossi needs for lightning to strike again 

Washington voters tend to stick with incumbents, with notable exceptions.They ousted Sen. Warren G. Magnuson in 1980, when he was among the most powerful members of the Senate. They ousted Speaker Tom Foley in 1994, when he was the most powerful member of the House....

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Rossi agrees to 2 debates, calls for more

Republican challenger Dino Rossi accepted a debate in Spokane and another in Seattle that Democratic Sen. Patty Murray had previously agreed to do. But in doing so, Rossi repeated his call for additional head-to-head matchups, saying voters deserve more.Murray accepted debate invitations about three weeks...

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Elway Poll: Murray 50%/Rossi 41% 

OLYMPIA -- Democrat incumbent Patty Murray leads Republican challenger Dino Rossi in a "highly partisan" race, a new poll by Elway Research Inc., suggests.If they were voting today, half of the 500 likely voters contacted by the company late last week or over the weekend...

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WA Senate candidates mark 9/11

A previous item mentions that one's view of U.S. Senate candidates raising money on Sept. 11 may depend more on your opposition to the candidate than anything else. But it would seem that both Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi are equally respectful...

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Didier still not endorsing Rossi 

Clint Didier, who placed third in last month's U.S. Senate primary, just released a long letter to supporters explaining why he still can't endorse fellow Republican Dino Rossi.Although from the letter, one might argue that Didier doesn't necessarily consider Rossi a fellow Republican, at least...

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Raising money on Sept. 11

If one stays around politics long enough, one will see things flip 180 degrees. Case in point: the suggestion that if a candidate for the U.S. Senate holds a fund-raiser on Sept. 11, it is a crass move that shows a lack of sensitivity for...

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Brown challenges Rossi on earmarks 

Republican Dino Rossi's latest television commercial repeats an objection to certain types of federal spending known as earmarks that has become a hallmark of his campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. That seems odd, state Sen. Lisa Brown, a Spokane Democrat, argued Thursday. When...

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, exits a Chevy Suburban on his way to speak at a ceremony marking the start of construction of the southbound lanes of the North Spokane Corridor between Francis Avenue and Farwell Road. The event was held on land that will serve as the soutbound lanes near a railroad tunnel that goes under the freeway. (Jesse Tinsley)

Republicans absent from corridor celebration 

The following is a corrected version of an earlier post.Noticeably absent from the ceremony on Tuesday that celebrated the start of construction of a portion of the North Spokane Corridor were any elected Republican officials.It was Spokane Mayor Mary Verner who served as master of...

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Murray v. Rossi on veterans 

OLYMPIA–Candidates with at least half a brain rarely pick a fight they cannot win. So it seemed odd last week when a Seattle television station had Dino Rossi challenging Sen. Patty Murray on veterans’ issues and alleging the federal government was “spending recklessly” on veterans...

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Logo for the FreedomWorks Take Back America convention in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 27. Used in Spin Control

Dino Rossi: Champ of Freedom? 

Dino Rossi has a new title to add to his resume along with state senator, Ways and Means Committee chairman, gubernatorial candidate, U.S. senate candidate, businessman...Champion of Freedom.Rossi is so listed on the program for Friday night's FreedomWorks Take Back America convention in Washington, D.C....

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WA Sen race: Murray accepts 2 debates

Sen. Patty Murray's re-election campaign said it is accepting two debate invitations, one in Spokane and one in Seattle, both to be televised around much of the state.Both would likely occur in October, after the Senate recesses. The Spokane debate would be sponsored by KSPS-TV...

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