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Murray to lead Veterans Affairs Committee

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday was named the new chairwoman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “This is a great honor, but an even bigger responsibility,” Murray said in …


Patty Murray will lead Senate veterans committee

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., today was named the new chairwoman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.


Local lawmakers’ reactions to State of the Union vary

While they liked some overall themes in President Barack Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the …


NW delegation finds reasons to cheer, jeer in Obama speech

While they liked some overall themes in President Obama’s call for more innovation, more cooperation and less spending, some members of Congress from Idaho and Washington wondered about the details. …


Murray feels conservation efforts could work across country

Energy conservation efforts by local governments and businesses could be an example for cities across the United States, Sen. Patty Murray said after a Wednesday briefing. Officials convened by Spokane …


Note to Democrats: Areas with high voter turnout hurt you

Statistics may be for losers, as Scotty Bowman once said. But losers who don’t pay attention to statistics may be destined to keep losing. So it might be wise for …


Murray will head up party’s Senate races

Sen. Patty Murray will serve as the head of the Senate Democrats’ campaign operation for the next two years.


GOP’s anti-Cantwell e-mail at odds with state’s reality

After regular missives for months from the folks at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, things had been quiet for two whole weeks. The group in charge of getting Republicans elected …


Murray secures Senate victory

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 …


Man arrested again in Murray threat

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 …


Murray wins, Rossi concedes

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.


Incumbent Murray expands lead in Senate race

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.


Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state

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 …


Murray expands lead over Rossi

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Patty Murray has expanded her lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the latest Washington state Senate vote totals.


Voters favor Republicans locally and nationally

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 …


Candidates make one last push

Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.


Murray, Rossi hit road in final push for votes

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 …


Inboxes become political arenas

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 …


Parties’ big guns stump for Senate foes Murray, Rossi

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 …


Michelle Obama, McCain enter Wash. Senate race fray

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 …


Spin Control: Mr. President, welcome to Spokane

After President Barack Obama stopped in a Seattle neighborhood for a “backyard conversation,” the Washington State Republican Party complained that this was nothing but a political event for which Sen. …


Obama joined by Murray during Seattle backyard meeting

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 …


Obama challenges GOP on cuts

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama used a “backyard conversation” in a northeast Seattle neighborhood to defend his policies and ask voters to demand details from Republicans.


Murray-Rossi race a statistical dead heat

WASHINGTON – With two weeks to go, the Washington state U.S. Senate race is a virtual dead heat, with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray holding a 1-point lead, 48 percent to …


Murray, Rossi debate taxes, earmarks, stimulus

Patty Murray and Dino Rossi continued their war of words over tax cuts, federal spending and health care Sunday as they debated a second and final time before next month’s …


Voters’ take on Senate debate only one that really matters

One of the downsides of being a panelist in a political debate is that people always ask “Who won?” That happened after Thursday’s debate between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi, …


Murray, Rossi focus on economy in first debate

The first debate between U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her Republican opponent Dino Rossi came down to who’s to blame for the sluggish economy. Murray, a Democrat running for a …


Economy the focus of Murray-Rossi debate

The first debate between U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and her Republican opponent Dino Rossi came down to who’s to blame for the current sluggish economy.


Man arrested for waving meat cleaver at Murray supporters

Police arrested a man around 5 p.m. Thursday outside KSPS studios after he drove by a group of Sen. Patty Murray supporters waving a meat cleaver. Johnny J. Sieler, 50, …


Rossi counting on anger with status quo, Murray

With all the shrill attack ads savaging Democrat Patty Murray as an incompetent spendthrift or Republican Dino Rossi as a slippery bagman, it’s pretty easy to forget the two candidates …