Skip to comments.Sen. Patty Murray wins fourth term (Seattle Times calls it for Murray)
Posted on 11/04/2010 6:04:41 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
Sen. Patty Murray has won a fourth term, riding a wave of strong Democratic support in King County to defeat Republican challenger Dino Rossi.
As of Thursday evening, Murray was leading Rossi by more than 45,000 votes, taking 51 percent to Rossi's 49 percent. That's up from a 14,000-vote lead on Election Day.
According to a Seattle Times analysis, Rossi would need to get about 54 percent of the estimated 591,000 uncounted ballots statewide to overcome Murray's lead.
But nearly 264,000 of those ballots are in King County. Murray's already commanding lead there has only expanded since Election Day. She took 68 percent of the 69,000 King County ballots counted Thursday.
To overcome King County's heavy support for Murray, Rossi would have to take about two-thirds of the remaining ballots in the rest of the state. So far he's received 53.2 percent of those non-King County votes.
That makes Rossi's task virtually impossible, even though hundreds of thousands of ballots remain to be counted statewide.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...
This shouldn’t surprise, but it’s sickening.
WHY? Like NY/CA .. they deserve exactly what they vote for.
can there be at least one single time when a close race goes our way??? EVER??
More proof that you can’t fix stupid.
As Rush said today when writing off California as a lost cause because of the SF supervisor calling for “Food justice” when banning McDonald’s Happy Meals.... write off the left coast.
All of it.
The population in the NE corridor and Pacific coast can just suck it up as we reject everything they stand for.
The states on the west coast are absolutely corrupt cesspools.
Sorry to say, this result was never in doubt.
Did anyone tell the “news”paper they’re not in charge?
They’re not the decider!
But you sure can fix elections (if you are a Democrat, particularly in Kings county)....
Washington deserved better than Dino Rossi. I’m sorry, he’s a nice guy, but a terrible. boring campaigner with no fire in his gut. He was a 2 time loser already, and now he’s made it 3. If we couldn’t beat the nitwit in tennis shoes this year, when can we? I am so disappointed. Rossi needs to retire from politics.
Sen DeMint is using his Senate Conservatives Fund to provide financial assistance to Alaska’s Joe Miller in his legal challenge of Murkowski. I hope he would do the same for Rossi, should Rossi choose to challenge these results (assuming that the Seattle Times is correct in their call). I don’t know if Rossi will have it in him to go for yet another recount, even though it would probably be a Quixotic quest given the corruption of Washington State.
You’re right, Washington deserves better.
What in the world is wrong with the people on the Pacific Coast? Someone must put heroin in the water systems to produce a majority of people with such screwed up judgment. The rest of the nation has nothing in common with their unamerican attitudes which weaken the country.
King County is as dirty as Cook County.
West coast states weren’t the only ones to disenfranchise military voters. In Washington, it does make a difference.
It is sad to have such an airhead for a Senator. Thanks King County!
I’ve been saying the same thing.
The paper didn’t declare the winner, they ‘called’ or ‘projected’ the winner based on simple math, and knowing where the outstanding ballots are from ... Rossi should stick it out till all the ballots are counted, but it’s gone almost beyond the point that he could possibly win.
Blame goes to the voters. I am not feeling a lot of sympathy for the folks in WA, any more than those in CA or NV or CO.
“Sorry to say, this result was never in doubt.”
Mail-in Voter Fraud decided this race before it ever started.
Dino Rossie is like Doug Forrester of NJ... always running, never winning.
I’d like to say always a bridesmaid, never a bride but they’re both against gay marriage.... so there.
Thank goodness we have an all “R” legislature now. I’m hoping for big things.
Dino, it’s been a real slice.
They don’t call WA “California Clone” for nothing :(
I would wait until we have confirmation from the candidate. Sorry, I don’t trust the Seattle Times.
Just like MA three “cities” i.e. slums threw the vote 4:1 D.
Boston, Worcester and Springfield.
We all get f*****D by Voter Fraud.
I’m glad Toomey won too. That was a big one for me. He was my congressman for 6yrs and I helped with his first campaign. Great guy.
Huh?? You blame Rossi because of braindead voters?? Evidently, Washington is just giddy over Patty. What a pathetic bunch of voters. spit
You think it’s voter fraud and not just...what’s the phrase...being f*cking idiots?
If so, then Rossi needs to find another line of work, and the GOP needs to look for younger blood. If a GOP candidate couldn’t win this year, then he just can’t win—period.
Maybe Osama can come to Seattle and build some of those day-care centers Patty’s so fond of.
The dem-controlled WA gov’t implemented vote-by-mail to favor the loafers/parasites. King Co. is projecting 71.5% “turn out.” I wonder if Murray would have won if people actually had to go to the polls.
This is only a “call,” a “projection.” It doesn’t mean a damned thing.
But, I’m going to assume the locals know the precincts and voting trends for them pretty well. How likely is it, really, that King County will suddenly come up with a majority of Rossi votes? About as much as the Upper West Side of Manhattan was going to go for Paladino.
Like I have said all along, Rossi is a lousy campaigner and listening to him speak is painful. One of the few politicians with less charisma than Patty Murray.
Well the fact that Gay State voters are effin’ idiots was NEVER in doubt!
Sorry, I thought that was a “given”!
But we are sending that mopey-eyed retard back to the Senate.
Naturally, there’s been a lot of what-ifs going around FR in the last two days.
I’ve seen many threads where this or that factor was blamed for the loss of a Senate seat, for example, that Karl Rove single-handedly ruined the sure victory of Christine O’Donnell and that if only Buck hadn’t said . . . whatever.
The fact is that when you look at the losing candidates, they represented the full political spectrum — all the way from straight Tea Party picks (Angle) to straight establishment GOP picks (Rossi). Some lost big, some lost in squeakers.
But what this says to me is that these losses really were more about the dynamics of winning Senate races than they were about whether the candidates were sourced from the Tea Party or the Establishment GOP.
Senate races are just a lot harder to win than House races. One reason is that Senate races are a lot less representative of the voters; rather they represent (at best) something more of an amalgamation of the voters’ views or (at worst) the views of a segment of the voters that vote basically as a bloc and are easily turned out to the polls.
This is the way the Founders designed it. The House was meant to be more of bellweather, to be able to change quickly to adapt to events and so on. The Senate was to be slow and steady and not so subject to political winds.
Because the Rats have taken bloc voting to extreme levels and become expert in machine politics, it is much easier for them to affect a Senate race than a House race in most cases. They don’t have to fight the Senate battle in the entire state; in most cases, they just have to get out “their” voters in one major city to win.
My point is that I’m thinking it didn’t matter so much how our candidate came to run (TP or GOP, etc.), both types of candidates lost and both types won.
That leads me to believe the real issue is just how hard it is to win Senate races when the state has entrenched Rat machines with bloc voters.
King County told the story. Even if Rossi carried every other county in the state, King always delivers for a Democrat.
Sad, ain’t it?!?
Funny how King Co. always is counted last in those elections up there. Funny how it always puts the rat over the top. Funny how pubs NEVER do anything about rat fraud.
Depends on the part of King Co. Only I-5 West is reliably leftist. It’s precinct by precinct. The East part of the county has had some attempts to split and form a new county.
The bottom line though is King Co. is reliably late, and reliably delivers just enough votes. They are claiming 68% turnout. Close to, if not greater, than 2008. I think that alone is telling..
BTW, anyone else wonder why ACORN declared bankruptcy the night of the election?
dims just keep printing and counting until they win.
It doesn’t seem to be the case, does it? Very disappointing.
If I’m not mistaken, this is exactly why Karl Rove voiced some consternation about Christine O’Donnell’s candidacy — he said she had been a “perennial candidate in DE” and, well, we all know how that comes off to voters.
Anyway. It looks like establishment and Tea Party candidates lost races and won races. I think it’s just hard to win Senate races and, therefore, I think we did very well all things considered.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.