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Sen. Patty Murray wins fourth term (Seattle Times calls it for Murray)
The Seattle Times ^ | 11/04/10 | Jim Brunner

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 ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: murray; rossi; washington
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Washington deserved better.
1 posted on 11/04/2010 6:04:47 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

Drats...


2 posted on 11/04/2010 6:05:23 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: TonyInOhio

This shouldn’t surprise, but it’s sickening.


3 posted on 11/04/2010 6:05:37 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: TonyInOhio

WHY? Like NY/CA .. they deserve exactly what they vote for.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 6:06:08 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: TonyInOhio

can there be at least one single time when a close race goes our way??? EVER??


5 posted on 11/04/2010 6:06:41 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: TonyInOhio

More proof that you can’t fix stupid.


6 posted on 11/04/2010 6:06:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus next to the Emergency Exit.)
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To: EDINVA

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.


7 posted on 11/04/2010 6:07:53 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: EDINVA

The states on the west coast are absolutely corrupt cesspools.


8 posted on 11/04/2010 6:07:57 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: TonyInOhio

Sorry to say, this result was never in doubt.


9 posted on 11/04/2010 6:08:05 PM PDT by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Did anyone tell the “news”paper they’re not in charge?

They’re not the decider!


10 posted on 11/04/2010 6:08:28 PM PDT by G Larry (When you're "RIGHT" you don't look for ways to compromise!)
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To: TonyInOhio
"Thank you Seattle!
11 posted on 11/04/2010 6:09:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

But you sure can fix elections (if you are a Democrat, particularly in Kings county)....


12 posted on 11/04/2010 6:09:52 PM PDT by SpinyNorman (Carbon credits are designed to be the slush fund of the New World Order.)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


13 posted on 11/04/2010 6:09:52 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: TonyInOhio

SICKENING.


14 posted on 11/04/2010 6:10:42 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TonyInOhio; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

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.


15 posted on 11/04/2010 6:10:51 PM PDT by lonevoice (I can see Tuesday from my house!)
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To: TonyInOhio
Another term for ol’ snarktooth? I'm not surprised or even particularly disappointed. I've learned a long time ago to expect absolutely nothing from the west coast trifecta of California, Washington, and Oregon. And they never fail to live up to my standard. All three are as far left as any Socialist European country
16 posted on 11/04/2010 6:11:31 PM PDT by apillar
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


17 posted on 11/04/2010 6:12:37 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: TonyInOhio

King County is as dirty as Cook County.


18 posted on 11/04/2010 6:13:24 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Frantzie

West coast states weren’t the only ones to disenfranchise military voters. In Washington, it does make a difference.


19 posted on 11/04/2010 6:14:16 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: TonyInOhio

It is sad to have such an airhead for a Senator. Thanks King County!


20 posted on 11/04/2010 6:16:50 PM PDT by microgood
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To: wyowolf

I’ve been saying the same thing.


21 posted on 11/04/2010 6:17:22 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: G Larry

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.


22 posted on 11/04/2010 6:17:35 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Being from Pennsylvania, we we're almost there too.
We need to somehow split this country.
23 posted on 11/04/2010 6:17:35 PM PDT by stevio ( - NRA)
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To: Schatze

“Sorry to say, this result was never in doubt.”

I agree...
Mail-in Voter Fraud decided this race before it ever started.


24 posted on 11/04/2010 6:18:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


25 posted on 11/04/2010 6:18:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: stevio

Thank goodness we have an all “R” legislature now. I’m hoping for big things.


26 posted on 11/04/2010 6:18:54 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Astronaut

Dino, it’s been a real slice.

They don’t call WA “California Clone” for nothing :(


27 posted on 11/04/2010 6:20:10 PM PDT by ak267
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To: TonyInOhio
moonbatty patty.
28 posted on 11/04/2010 6:20:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: EDINVA

I would wait until we have confirmation from the candidate. Sorry, I don’t trust the Seattle Times.


29 posted on 11/04/2010 6:20:30 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


30 posted on 11/04/2010 6:22:14 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: woweeitsme

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.


31 posted on 11/04/2010 6:22:27 PM PDT by stevio ( - NRA)
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To: Astronaut

Huh?? You blame Rossi because of braindead voters?? Evidently, Washington is just giddy over Patty. What a pathetic bunch of voters. spit


32 posted on 11/04/2010 6:25:28 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: acapesket

You think it’s voter fraud and not just...what’s the phrase...being f*cking idiots?


33 posted on 11/04/2010 6:26:45 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA ("My buns have no seeds." - Cleo McDowell)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


34 posted on 11/04/2010 6:26:48 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe Osama can come to Seattle and build some of those day-care centers Patty’s so fond of.

Drooling idiots.


35 posted on 11/04/2010 6:28:03 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


36 posted on 11/04/2010 6:28:10 PM PDT by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: Rational Thought

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.


37 posted on 11/04/2010 6:28:15 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: stevio

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.


38 posted on 11/04/2010 6:32:29 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: GOPsterinMA

Well the fact that Gay State voters are effin’ idiots was NEVER in doubt!
Sorry, I thought that was a “given”!


39 posted on 11/04/2010 6:32:34 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: TonyInOhio
For the first time since I moved here in '91, the state initiatives went down exactly how I voted.

But we are sending that mopey-eyed retard back to the Senate.

Go figure....

40 posted on 11/04/2010 6:32:48 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


41 posted on 11/04/2010 6:32:52 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: TonyInOhio
It was great to get Finegold,it would have been nice to get Murray but failing to get Dirty Harry is a big disappointment.Maybe a Republican AG in DC *or* Carson City just might take an interest in him.
42 posted on 11/04/2010 6:33:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: TonyInOhio

King County told the story. Even if Rossi carried every other county in the state, King always delivers for a Democrat.


43 posted on 11/04/2010 6:34:41 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: acapesket

:)

Sad, ain’t it?!?


44 posted on 11/04/2010 6:35:10 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA ("My buns have no seeds." - Cleo McDowell)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


45 posted on 11/04/2010 6:35:13 PM PDT by chilltherats (He was born with a roaring voice, and it had the trick of inflaming half-wits against their betters)
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To: EDINVA

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?


46 posted on 11/04/2010 6:35:23 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: wyowolf
The last time I remember was Bush 2000.
They sure came close to stealing that one too, even with his brother as Governor.
47 posted on 11/04/2010 6:35:41 PM PDT by kara37
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To: TonyInOhio

dims just keep printing and counting until they win.

LLS


48 posted on 11/04/2010 6:36:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: wyowolf

It doesn’t seem to be the case, does it? Very disappointing.


49 posted on 11/04/2010 6:37:08 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Astronaut

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.


50 posted on 11/04/2010 6:37:55 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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