Dino Rossi Concedes Washington Senate Race to Patty Murray
Dino Rossi has conceded the Washington U.S. Senate race to opponent and incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D). Although Rossi continued to pick up votes from many counties from today’s results, those gains were obliterated by a net gain for Murray of more than 25,000 votes in the Democratic stronghold of King County. Those votes also broke harder for Murray than in previous days’ counts, a | Read More »
King County, WA: Ground Zero. Again.
King County will continue to be ground zero in the U.S. Senate race between Dino Rossi (R) and Sen. Patty Murray (D), with the count of all ballots possibly not being completed until Friday or next week. After counts from around the state have all been posted mid-evening, the Rossi camp trails in the statewide count by 27,464 votes with hundreds of thousands of votes | Read More »
Washington State Waiting Game Should Open Discussion of a Return to Polling Place Voting
Two key races in Washington State appear headed to razor-thin finishes, but official results may not be certified until as far off as next week because of the nearly universal mail-in voting in the Evergreen State. As of the latest reported count, Republican Dino Rossi currently trails incumbent Democratic Sen. Patty Murray by nearly 14,000 votes. Although the margin gives Murray a 0.98 percent edge | Read More »
Polling’s Rolling to Rossi in the Washington Senate Race
It’s the Friday before Election Day 2010 and polling updates in the Washington U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi continue to stream in. The KING-TV/SurveyUSA poll released Friday morning has the race absolutely deadlocked, 47 percent breaking equally to Murray and Rossi, with six percent of respondents undecided. SurveyUSA polled 678 likely and actual voters between Oct. 24th | Read More »
Boxer and Murray Face Ethics Questions on Use of Gov’t Employees by Campaigns
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is facing an Election Eve crisis concerning ethics complaints over requests made to California teachers to enlist students as volunteers in her close race against Republican challenger Carly Fiorina. The condensed version: Powerful Democratic incumbent Senator leverages influence with public employees, hurdles ethical and legal barriers as only a woman of the people can, and appropriates harnesses public resources in their | Read More »
What’s the connection between Patty Murray and troubled Moxie Media?
As Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission prepares for a Thursday hearing to discuss whether Lisa MacLean – principal of the Seattle-based political consulting firm Moxie Media – orchestrated dirty tricks to eliminate a conservative Democrat in a state legislative race, links between Moxie, MacLean, and Sen. Patty Murray’s campaign are bound to solicit attention. MacLean’s Moxie Media was laying low in the hotly-contested U.S. Senate race | Read More »
Patty Murray’s Attack Ad Redux: Recycled Video May Raise Campaign Finance Questions
Promoted from diaries. Also: wow. – Moe Lane If you have been getting an annoying sense of déjà vu while watching the air blitz in the U.S. Senate race, it may be because you’ve seen it all before. I’m not referring to Republican challenger Dino Rossi’s previous campaigns for elected office, but instead to a remarkable amount of video and interview footage from Sen. Patty | Read More »
What’s the cost to taxpayers for Patty Murray’s 911 call to Obama and Biden?
Democrats are hitting the panic button in Washington State as the race between Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi narrows down to the nail-biter many of us knew it would be. How much is Murray’s eleventh-hour 911 call to Pres. Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice Pres. Joe Biden costing taxpayers? After already receiving two visits from the executive branch’s | Read More »
Washington Poll: Murray good. Obamacare bad. Voters conflicted.
If 2010 does not wind up being the Year of the Republican in Washington State, it will almost certainly be the Year of the Befuddled Pollster. The challenge Washington State has presented to opinion takers and campaigners was significant enough to warrant a lengthy post on The New York Times Five Thirty-Eight blog earlier this week. The inconvenient thing about Washington State, however, is that | Read More »
Latest Fox News poll has Rossi leading Murray by a hair
The newest Fox News poll of the U.S. Senate race in Washington State finds Republican challenger Dino Rossi leading incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D) by one point, 47-46. The weekly tracking poll – taken October 9th by Pulse Opinion from 1,000 likely voters and having a margin of error of three points – offers more reasons to believe that momentum is shifting to Rossi as | Read More »