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Patty Murray

A candidate for U.S. Senator in the 2010 Washington General Election

Party: Democrat

Age: 70

City: Seattle, WA

Age: 65

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.

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Race Results

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

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Editorial: On balance, Murray is better choice for Senate

Washington state’s U.S. Senate race, one of the tightest and most keenly watched in the nation, is no simple question of partisan loyalty. We would love to see a U.S. Senate with the philosophical vision Republican challenger Dino Rossi has described during his campaign: smaller government, a more reasonable approach to regulation, less spending, a stronger commitment to economic policies that promote investment and jobs.