November 30, 2010 Murray took a job other Senate Democrats declined because of having to defend 23 seats versus the nine seats the GOP will be defending. Murray just won her own close race
Sen. Patty Murray celebrates with her husband Rob (r) and supporters after challenger Dino Rossi conceded.
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November 5, 2010 Democratic incumbent Murray was appealing enough to defeat a well- known and financed Republican who had the backing of a Karl Rove-linked group. She's been very effective at bringing back federal money for projects in her state.
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