Washington - U.S. Senate

as of October 31

The Candidates

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Patty Murray

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: October 11, 1950
  • Residence: Shoreline, WA

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Dino Rossi

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: October 15, 1959
  • Residence: Sammamish, WA

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Previous Results

    Washington U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Patty Murray DEM 1,549,708 55%
    George Nethercutt REP 1,204,584 42.7%
    J. Mills LIB 34,055 1.2%
    Mark Wilson GRE 30,304 1.1%

    U.S. President: Washington (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 1,750,848 57.7%
    John McCain REP 1,229,216 40.5%
    Ralph Nader IND 29,489 1%
    Bob Barr LIB 12,728 0.4%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 9,432 0.3%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 3,819 0.1%
    Gloria La Riva SOC 705 0%
    James Harris SOC 641 0%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 31, 2010

New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

Lean-D (was Toss-up)

    Oct 29, 2010

    New NPR Rating

    Lean-D (was Toss-up)

      Sep 9, 2010

      Murray Faces Fight In Evergreen State

      Patty Murray (D), first elected in 1992, is seeking a fourth term. Like her fellow Democratic senator Barbara Boxer, Murray -- also from the Class of 1992 -- was not thought to be in any difficulty heading into this cycle. But a late decision by Dino Rossi, who lost the 2004 gubernatorial race by the incredibly close margin of 129 votes, to challenge her changed the dynamics of the race. In the August primary, in which all candidates, regardless of party, ran on the same ballot, Murray finished considerably ahead of Rossi, even though the total of Republican votes narrowly surpassed the total of Democratic votes. -Ken Rudin

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