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Washington U.S. Senate race

As a three-term incumbent Democrat in a state that supported Barack Obama, John Kerry and Al Gore, Patty Murray theoretically should have an easy time winning a fourth term. But …


Obamas plan West Side trips for Murray campaign

President Barack Obama will return to Washington next week to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray’s re-election. The two will appear in Seattle at a rally at the University of Washington’s …


Obama to stump for Murray in Seattle

President Obama will return to Washington next week to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray’s re-election.


Rally to bring out labor voters focuses on I-1082, Boeing bid

An initiative that would privatize Washington’s workers’ compensation system is one of the key issues that will bring the state’s union members to the polls, labor leaders said at a …


Democrats call for patience as critics decry health care law

As federal health care reform marks its sixth month, some of its key provisions begin to take effect as supporters and opponents of the legislation call attention to what the …


Senators, Rossi weigh in on tanker bid

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 campaign trail in …


Rossi makes case with small-business owners

Republican challenger Dino Rossi told a room full of small-business owners in Spokane on Monday that he is the candidate they should elect if they want a chance at restoring …


Spin Control: Beneath data, a glimpse into voters’ thinking

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 …


Poll suggests Murray ahead of Rossi

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 …


Spin Control: So far, Rossi stiff-arming Didier on pledge

Clint Didier, who placed third in last month’s U.S. Senate primary, released a long letter to supporters last week explaining why he still can’t endorse fellow Republican Dino Rossi, who …


Rossi’s earmark stance questioned

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. …


More buildings in freeway’s path set for removal

While construction work continues on the North Spokane Corridor north of Francis Avenue, more vacant homes will be torn down this fall in central Spokane to make room for freeway …


Federal funds advance North Side corridor

As leaders gathered Tuesday to celebrate the start of a phase of North Spokane Corridor construction paid for by the 2009 federal stimulus package, state officials said they will be …


Rossi campaign waged losing battle over 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 reported Dino Rossi …


Didier wants commitments from Rossi

Unsuccessful Senate candidate Clint Didier set conditions Friday for endorsing fellow Republican Dino Rossi in the race against incumbent Democrat Patty Murray. Rossi must take strong positions against abortion, taxes …


Didier holds off on Rossi endorsement

Tea party favorite Clint Didier says he won’t endorse fellow Republican Dino Rossi in the Senate race against Patty Murray unless Rossi agrees to take strong positions against abortion, taxes …


Murray begins fall race in Spokane

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Thursday stressed her support for programs in Eastern Washington and new financial regulations approved by Congress as she opened her general election campaign Thursday …


Incumbents persevere, but challenges await

Thousands of votes are still to be counted from Tuesday’s primary, but along with most races, some lessons are clear. Lesson 1: It may be uncomfortable to be an incumbent …


Election results offer up valuable lessons

Thousands of votes are still to be counted from Tuesday’s primary, but along with most races, some lessons are clear.


Election roundup: Murray, Rossi tie on the gloves

Sen. Patty Murray will face Dino Rossi in the November general election, continuing the fight for a U.S. Senate seat that started even before the Republican former legislator got into …


Obama lays blame on GOP at Murray rally in Seattle

SEATTLE – President Barack Obama accused Republicans of driving the economy “into the ditch” and then asking for the keys back now that Democrats have pulled it out, in an …


Murray, Rossi move on to November in Senate race

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi formalized their November matchup today, emerging as expected from Washington state’s “top two” primary by comfortable margins.


Obama rallies for Sen. Murray as voters hit polls

President Barack Obama today stumped for Sen. Patty Murray on a three-day campaign swing for endangered Democrats, accusing Republicans of thwarting efforts to help small business owners by repeatedly blocking …


Obama to campaign for Murray Tuesday in Seattle

President Barack Obama plans to stop in Seattle on Tuesday to campaign for Sen. Patty Murray.


Murray meets with aerospace interests

A 10-year tango over the Air Force tanker contract dances on, leaving Spokane aerospace interests to anticipate potential effects. Those aerospace interests gathered Thursday in Spokane to meet with Sen. …


Murray action patches budget for now

For weeks, the prospects for another special session in Washington state to deal with a budget crisis revolved around an acronym that became a four-letter word: FMAP. Pronounced EFF-map, never …


Rossi still disputes job-saving measure

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi, in Vancouver to speak to the local Tea Party organization, said he still opposes a $26 billion bill pushed toward passage by his Democratic …


Strategies vary in Murray challenge

The summary of the Aug. 17 primary in Washington’s U.S. Senate race can be viewed as: A. Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray against a field of 14 challengers, one of whom …


U.S. Senate

To allow readers to compare and contrast the main candidates for the U.S. Senate on several issues, The Spokesman-Review asked the three main Republican challengers and the incumbent Democrat the …


Obama set to help Murray with fundraiser appearance

President Barack Obama is headlining a fundraiser for Sen. Patty Murray on primary day next month.