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La Senadora Patty

Patty Murray is the newest member of the Senate's Democratic Hispanic Task Force, which might surprise some folks who didn't know the senator is Hispanic.

OK, she's not. But then, neither are 43 of the other 44 members of the task force. Or as we would say in "en espanol," el Grupo del Trabajo Hispano de los Democratas.

Or so the headline on the bi-lingual press release says.

Murray does not speak Spanish, a spokeswoman acknowledged. But she is interested in ...



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