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In this photo taken April 23, 2015, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. poses for a portrait following an interview with The Associated Press in her office on Capitol Hill. There’s a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray. The Washington state Democrat, once famously dubbed “just a mom in tennis shoes,” is the reason behind an uncomfortable power standoff between two men who intend to lead the Democrats after Minority Leader Harry Reid retires. Murray, her quiet style and her clout amassed over 22 years in the Senate, poses a challenge to the way things work in Washington. She’s poised to be the first woman in the Senate’s top-tier leadership. And she’s outgrown her image as the ultimate underdog, if not the mom in storied footwear.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, answers questions from reporters following their weekly policy luncheon, at the Capital in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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The dark photo posted by Sen. Harry Reid on Twitter, shows him sitting in a chair with a bandage across his forehead and eye, speaking with Sens. Richard Durbin on Illinois, Patty Murray of Washington and Charles E. Schumer of New York. (@SenatorReid)

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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a television news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murray, 63, plans to seek a fifth term in 2016, which would give her 30 years in office. Though it’s early, Murray says she’s often asked about her plans and has no doubt about continuing her career, even if Democrats were to lose their majority in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, walks toward Marine One at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, after the president arrived on Air Force One, and before traveling to the community of Oso, Wash., which was hit by a deadly mudslide on March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, walks toward Marine One at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., Tuesday, April 22, 2014, after the president arrived on Air Force One, before heading to Oso, Wash., which was hit by a deadly mudslide on March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013 file photo, Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a television news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murray, 63, plans to seek a fifth term in 2016, which would give her 30 years in office. Though it’s early, Murray says she’s often asked about her plans and has no doubt about continuing her career, even if Democrats were to lose their majority in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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** FILE ** House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., answers questions as he and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., (not shown) announce a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 10, 2013, file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., announce a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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** FILE ** House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., answers questions as he and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., (not shown) announce a tentative agreement between Republican and Democratic negotiators on a government spending plan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite