City: Seattle, WA
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.
Political experience: Served on Shoreline School Board; former state senator; four-term U.S. senator
Work experience: Preschool teacher, member of Congress.
Family: Married, two children.
Elected Experience: Shoreline School Board, State Senator, United States Senator
Other Professional Experience: Shoreline Community College Cooperative Preschool Teacher
Education: Graduate, Washington State University
Community Service: No information submitted Statement: As your U.S. Senator, I've always put Washington state's families first and fought for you.
Fighting for you means saving and creating private sector jobs to get our economy moving. I've supported critical transportation projects across our state and invested in private industry, our ports, military bases and Hanford cleanup to create thousands of jobs. I'm working to continue Washington's leadership in clean energy and create new jobs across our region. And I'm fighting to bring the military's next tanker contract home to Washington's aerospace workers.
Fighting for you means helping veterans. As the daughter of a WWII veteran and member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, I'm fighting to give veterans and their families the support and respect they deserve. That means mental health care, job opportunities, and ending homelessness.
Fighting for you means putting families ahead of Wall Street and special interests. I have a grandson and I'm worried about our debt. That's why I support wise investments to grow our economy and put small businesses ahead of wealthy Wall Street CEOs. I voted to end taxpayer bailouts and put money back in your pockets through middle class tax cuts. I'll continue to protect Medicare and Social Security for seniors. And I'll ensure BP - not taxpayers - pays for the tragedy in the Gulf.
Fighting for you means investing in education. As a former preschool teacher, I've always worked to make our schools the best they can be: by lowering class sizes, supporting early education, ending gang violence, helping families pay for college and giving our workers critical training services.
I am honored to be your voice as Washington's U.S. Senator. I'll never stop fighting against the powerful on behalf of you and your families. I ask for your vote to continue to put Washington state first.
|Patty Murray (D)||670,284||46.22%|
|Dino Rossi (R)||483,305||33.33%|
|Clint Didier (R)||185,034||12.76%|
|Paul Akers (R)||37,231||2.57%|
|James (Skip) Mercer||12,122||0.84%|
|Charles Allen (D)||11,525||0.79%|
|Bob Burr (D)||11,344||0.78%|
|Norma D. Gruber (R)||9,162||0.63%|
|Mike Latimer (R)||6,545||0.45%|
|Mike The Mover (D)||6,019||0.42%|
|Will Baker (R)||4,593||0.32%|
|Mohammad H. Said (C)||3,387||0.23%|
|William Edward Chovil (R)||2,039||0.14%|
Democrat Patty Murray won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, building a lead of nearly 50,000 votes over Republican rival Dino Rossi as counting continued Thursday. Faced with a near mathematical impossibility of catching her even though hundreds of thousands of votes remain to be counted, Rossi conceded Thursday evening.
A Spokane man arrested outside a U.S. Senate candidates debate with a meat cleaver and other knives has been charged in federal court. John Jay Sieler, 50, is accused of threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray on Oct. 14 as he drove by her supporters waving a meat cleaver and shouting profanities.
Patty Murray’s lead in the U.S. Senate race became insurmountable Thursday, prompting Republican challenger Dino Rossi to concede at 6:15 p.m.
Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi headed into a third day of vote tallies today with no clear winner in Washington state’s U.S. Senate race.
Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot counting against Republican Michael Baumgartner, but he said it was too little to make a difference.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Patty Murray has expanded her lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the latest Washington state Senate vote totals.
The tight race for U.S. Senate would have to get noticeably tighter to trigger a mandatory recount.Although tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted statewide, including more than 100,000 in King County alone, incumbent Democrat Patty Murray’s current lead over Republican challenger…
Patty Murray and Dino Rossi both think the numbers are on their side for a win in Washington’s close U.S. Senate race.Republican challenger Rossi’s campaign released a statement late Tuesday night citing his favorite statistics that would make the race go his way. Among them…
Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat in doubt. Early returns indicate the tide will carry more Republicans into the still solidly Democratic-controlled Legislature in Olympia, and to the already Republican-dominated courthouse in Spokane. Because Washington votes will continue to arrive in the mail for more than a week, close races might not be decided until right before Thanksgiving.
Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.
Candidates for Washington’s top electoral prize, a U.S. Senate seat that could determine which party controls that chamber of Congress for the next two years, started their full final day of the campaign at dawn, on opposite sides of the state.Republican challenger Dino Rossi had…
Washington’s U.S. Senate candidates spend Election Day eve attacking the Puget Sound from different directions.Republican challenger Dino Rossi started south and moved north along the I-5 corridor. He began with a morning rally in Vancouver, had a noon rally in Puyallup and a Bellevue rally…
Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi wrapped up their road trips today as volunteers on both sides lit up phone lines and knocked on doors — even in chilling fall weather — to drum up every vote they could muster.
Washington’s U.S. Senate race comes to Spokane Saturday as both Patty Murray and Dino Rossi are scheduled to make stops on their final campaign swings through the state.Murray, the Democratic incumbent, has a get out the vote bus tour across the state that starts in…
Three polls of Washington’s U.S. Senate race released in the last 24 hours have different numbers, but actually conclude the same thing: The race is very close.Rasmussen Research late Thursday had the race at 47 percent Dino Rossi, 46 percent Patty Murray. It’s a survey…
The fight for Washington’s U.S. Senate seat is not just waged at rallies, in debates and on the airwaves. It’s a daily e-mail battle from the two sides trying to get attention from local and national press on their key talking points of the day.
First Lady Michelle Obama tried to help get Patty Murray re-elected by telling a luncheon crowd to get “fired up.” U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to boost Republican Dino Rossi’s chances of joining him in the Senate by saying Murray “engages in a corrupt practice.” With eight days left in the election, Washington’s Senate race was dominated by surrogates Monday.
First Lady Michelle Obama tried to help get Patty Murray re-elected by telling a luncheon crowd to get “fired up.” U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to boost to Republican Dino Rossi’s chances of joining him in the Senate by saying Murray “engages in a corrupt practice.”
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…
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…