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Latest Patty Murray Items
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's re-election hinges in part on his efforts to stop the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository from being built. But a fellow Democrat, Sen. Patty Murray, could hurt her re-election chances if she can't show that she's trying hard enough to get the project restarted.
The Obama administration's decision to bypass Nevada's Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository should give Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a boost in his bid for a fifth term. The action is not doing another endangered Democrat, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, any favors.
Clint Didier, a "tea party" candidate who lost in Washington state's GOP primary for Senate, said Friday that he won't endorse winner Dino Rossi until Mr. Rossi vows to support three issues important to voters.
From Washington to Wisconsin and Connecticut, Republican challengers are forcing analysts to revise upward their midterm forecasts of potential Democratic losses, putting the GOP in sight of a long-shot 10-seat gain.
With the Senate race in Washington state officially a two-person contest, Republican Dino Rossi and incumbent Democrat Patty Murray are looking to woo supporters of the losing candidates from Tuesday's primary.
Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, and her Republican challenger dove right into their fall matchup after winning the primary in a high-stakes election that could determine the balance of power in the nation's capital.
Tuesday's Senate primary election in Washington state has become more like a warm-up bout for the top Democratic and Republican candidates, who have already penciled in a rematch in the November main event.
Delivering dollars for Washington state is a point of pride for Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, whose efforts have helped her comfortably win re-election twice. Republicans insist that this November, it will be her downfall.
Lawmakers who support a nuclear-waste repository under Nevada's Yucca Mountain continue to fall short of finding additional money for the project.