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  • Patty Murray: 'I helped write' health care law(FLASHBACK)

    11/17/2013 1:43:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 15, 2010 | Examiner.com
    Democrat Patty Murray said she not only read the new health care law, but actually helped write it. Murray was participating in a debate with her GOP rival, Dino Rossi, in Spokane Thursday night when she was asked if she had read the 2,600 page bill before voting on it.“Not only did I read it – but I helped write it,” she said, according to an article at MSNBC.
  • Looking for articles or links involving voter fraud (Vanity)

    03/22/2012 7:14:25 AM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 3 replies
    Self | 03-22-12 | NoKoolAidForMe
    Hello FReepers, I am looking for links or articles involving the elections for Al Franken and Dino Rossi and the allegations of voter fraud. I am sure that I remember reading that in at least one county in MN, there were more ballots cast than were registered voters. Dino Rossi also lost an election to Christine Gregoire under similar circumstances. Any other voter fraud articles that would support the need for showing ID to vote would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  • Murray campaign confident even if Rossi pulls ahead today

    11/03/2010 4:23:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 3, 2010 | Jim Brunner
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray's campaign is preparing supporters for a possible tightening of her race against Republican Dino Rossi as more ballots are counted today.Murray's deputy campaign manager, Alex Glass, said she won't be shocked if Murray falls slightly behind Rossi this afternoon. That's because King County is only expected to count 45,000 ballots, which may be dwarfed by new totals from other counties. (Spokane County alone will count 30,000.)In a new memo on the state of the race, Jeff Bjornstad, Murray's campaign manager, predicted Rossi will lose even if he appears to surge today."The varying rates of counting...
  • PPP (D): Rossi holds small lead (Rossi 50%, Murray 48%)

    11/01/2010 1:36:31 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 52 replies
    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010 Rossi holds small lead Every time PPP has polled the Washington Senate race this year it's found the race to be within 2 or 3 points and our final poll there is no exception. But there is one twist- for the first time we find Dino Rossi leading Patty Murray, by a 50-48 margin. Neither candidate has much in the way of support across party lines- Rossi's winning 93% of Republicans and Murray's winning 91% of Democrats. That means independents, as they are in so many races across the country, are making the difference for the...
  • Washington Senate Poll: Pro-Life Dino Rossi Now Leads Pro-Abortion Murray

    10/28/2010 8:10:09 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/28/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Dino Rossi, the pro-life candidate for the Senate in Washington state, has come back in the polls and now leads pro-abortion incumbent Sen. Patty Murray by one percent. With than a week until Election Day, a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of likely voters shows Rossi picking up 48% of the vote, while Murray draws support from 47%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are still undecided. Just over a week ago, Murray inched ahead 49% to 46%, but she has lost that lead in subsequent polls. A Survey USA poll founds Murray leading...
  • Washington Senate: Rossi (R), Murray (D) Tied (Rossi +1)

    10/28/2010 10:34:38 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 44 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/28/10 | Rasmussen
    Republican Dino Rossi and incumbent Democrat Patty Murray are separated by a single point in the U.S. Senate race in Washington with less than a week until Election Day. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Rossi picking up 48% of the vote, while Murray draws support from 47%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are still undecided.
  • Washington state's 'soccer mom' senator in fight of her career (Batty Murray is going down)

    10/27/2010 11:09:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/27/10 | Kim Murphy
    Reporting from Richland, Wash. — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has been one of the nation's biggest advocates of federal spending to boost the foundering economy. Here at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the country's worst atomic weapons contamination site, Murray scored $1.9 billion in stimulus funds to speed cleanup and add 1,500 high-paying jobs in south-central Washington. But voters here have been ambivalent at best about all the money flowing in. During the primary, Murray trailed the local "tea party" candidate, who lost the GOP nomination to real estate investor and former legislator Dino Rossi. The Democratic incumbent now is waging...
  • Senator Murray's earmark requests for clients of former staffers-turned-lobbyists and campaign cash

    10/25/2010 9:57:04 AM PDT · by Qbert · 2 replies
    KPBJ.com ^ | 10/24/2010 | KPBJ
    Earlier this month, Senator Patty Murray told McClatchy News that, ‘I wasn’t elected to do earmarks. I was elected to get things done.’ Well, as we know, Senator Murray has certainly done earmarks. This year alone, she made nearly $1.4 billion in requests for more than 500 earmarks. These whopping figures are even more disturbing in light of the recent Seattle Times report that at least 17 of Senator Murray’s former staffers are now lobbyists for whom Senator Murray has requested millions in earmarks for their clients. According to the Times, these staffers-turned-lobbyists were awarded nearly $20 million in earmarks for their...
  • Patty Murray: 'I helped write' health care law (Washington Senator read it AND wrote it)

    10/24/2010 6:05:17 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies
    Spokane Conservative Examiner ^ | October 15th, 2010 | Joe Newby
    Democrat Patty Murray said she not only read the new health care law, but actually helped write it. Murray was debating GOP rival, Dino Rossi, in Spokane when she was asked if she had read the 2,600 page bill before voting on it. “Not only did I read it – but I helped write it,” she said, according to an article at MSNBC. After the debate, Rossi told reporters, “Did she write the parts that are going to take Medicare Advantage away from seniors? Did she write the part with the $100 billion tax increase that's going to kill jobs...
  • Patty Murray on Obamacare: "Not only did I read it, but I helped to write it." (Rossi Ad)

    10/19/2010 6:51:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/19/10 | John McCormack
    Washington state senator Patty Murray wasn't shy about her support for Obamacare during a recent debate with Republican Dino Rossi. He tries to use Murray's words against her in a new ad: (see link) Murray leads Rossi by 4 points in the RCP average of polls.
  • Underdog GOP Pro-Lifer Dino Rossi now Polling Ahead in Washington Senate Race [LV 51st Senate seat?]

    10/12/2010 11:04:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | OLYMPIA, Washington, October 11, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Monday October 11, 2010 Underdog GOP Pro-Lifer Dino Rossi now Polling Ahead in Washington Senate Race By Peter J. SmithOLYMPIA, Washington, October 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life GOP candidate Dino Rossi is starting to take a lead in the polls over four-term incumbent and pro-abortion U.S. Senator Patty Murray, placing Rossi in a good position to make history as Washington State’s first elected pro-life U.S. Senator.Rasmussen Reports show that Rossi has edged ahead of Murray in the U.S. Senate race, and now leads 49 percent to 46 percent among 750 likely voters. The race is still considered a toss-up,...
  • Dems Down To Attacking Candidates' Pets

    10/08/2010 6:25:57 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 16 replies · 1+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/08/10 | CaroleL
    As Election Day and the end of many Democrats' political careers get closer, what passes for their party leadership is getting more desperate with each passing poll. The US Senate race in Washington State, which was supposed to be an easy win for incumbent Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington), is starting to tilt toward Republican Dino Rossi and all Vice President Joe Biden had to offer at a Tacoma rally today was the usual anti-business rhetoric and a negative reference to Mr. Rossi's dog.
  • Election 2010: Washington Senate - Washington Senate: Rossi (R) 48% Murray (D) 46%

    09/02/2010 9:25:31 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 58 replies · 1+ views
    In Washington State, the U.S. Senate race remains one of the closest in the country. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Republican challenger Dino Rossi attracting 48% of the vote while Democratic Senator Patty Murray earns support from 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer a different candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. Earlier this month, Murray had a slight edge. However, the race has been very close all along. In ten surveys conducted since January, the candidates have been within two points of each other seven times. Rossi has twice held a...
  • Asking Sarah Palin to Step In

    08/24/2010 6:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    PubliCola ^ | August 24, 2010
    1. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-5, WA) may try to mend the rift between Dino Rossi and Clint Didier by asking Sarah Palin to step in. (Palin, who has family in Eastern Washington, was an early Didier endorser.) McMorris Rodgers, one of the select “Mama Grizzlies”—a Sarah Palin-endorsed female candidate—became fast friends with Palin after they met at the GOP convention in Minneapolis in 2008. (Both are strong, younger women in a male-dominated party; both are moms with a Downs Syndrome child; both are Evangelical social conservatives; and both are hardline conservatives.) Morning Fizz hears that McMorris Rodgers may...
  • Didier wants Promises from Rossi about Taxes, Abortion

    08/20/2010 3:49:33 PM PDT · by Publius · 87 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 20 August 2010 | Jim Brunner
    Clint Didier threw a punch at Republican Senate candidate Dino Rossi on Friday, saying he won't endorse him unless Rossi makes some solid promises about where he stands on taxes, federal spending and abortion. Didier, the former NFL player and Pasco farmer who placed a distant third in this week's primary, said he could change his mind in a heartbeat if Rossi meets his demands. But Rossi's campaign said he won't submit to demands by Didier or anyone else. "I want to endorse Dino Rossi. I really do," Didier said at a news conference in downtown Seattle. "I want to...
  • Didier Says Palin Did All She Could For His Campaign

    08/18/2010 6:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    OPB News ^ | August 17, 2010 | Anna King
    The Senate candidate that had backing from the Tea Party, Clint Didier garnered about 12 percent of the vote on Tuesday’s primary election. Didier relied heavily on his endorsement from Sarah Palin for his bid against Republican Dino Rossi. Didier says although Palin didn’t come to Washington, her backing still helped his campaign. Clint Didier: “Let me tell you what, don’t you take anything away from Sarah Palin, Sarah Palin is working her tail off for this country. She’s been all over this country to different states. She’s going where she thinks she can do the most good, I just...
  • Rossi Gains Ground on Murray in New Poll; Didier Hurts Rossi’s Chances.

    06/16/2010 8:40:03 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 539+ views
    Publicola.net ^ | June 15, 2010
    GOP challenger Dino Rossi has gained ground on incumbent U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) over the past six weeks according to the latest Elway poll. According to an earlier Elway poll, Rossi trailed Murray 34 percent to 51 percent at the beginning of May, but now trails by just 7 points—40 percent to 47 percent. The poll also indicated that the upcoming race and election should be intensely partisan, with 89 percent of Democrats supporting Murray and 84 percent of Republicans supporting Rossi. According to the poll, “Had this been a survey of just partisans, Murray would have had a...
  • Tea party, conservatives enliven WA GOP convention

    06/13/2010 3:18:06 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 476+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | June 13, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Outsiders are in among Washington state Republicans, with candidates who align themselves with the Tea Party and conservative causes getting long and lengthy ovations at the party's convention.More than 1,200 delegates wrapped up the three-day meeting Saturday in Vancouver, hearing speech after speech castigating big government and Democrats, who hold power in both Washington, D.C., and Washington state.However, the August primary and not party conventions will decide the candidates for November's general election. Among those speaking were U.S. Senate candidate Clint Didier, who has the endorsement of Sarah Palin, and fellow Senate candidate Dino Rossi.
  • Rossi: repeal health-care law & return to "limited" govt

    05/26/2010 10:05:21 AM PDT · by DukeBillie · 16 replies · 435+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2010 | Jim Brunner
    Republican Dino Rossi finally made it official this morning, entering the U.S. Senate race for the seat held by three-term incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D). In a five-minute video posted to his web site, www.dinorossi.com, Rossi reaches out to voters upset with the direction the country is headed, citing rising unemployment, plummeting housing values, "wasteful" stimulus plans and "massive new debt as far as the eye can see." In language straight out of Ronal Reagan’s playbook, Rossi says "America's best days" lie ahead if we "unleash the power of the people" and restore government to its "proper, more limited role."...
  • GOP Source: Rossi to challenge Murray (BARF)

    05/24/2010 4:05:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 743+ views
    AP ^ | 5/22/10 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON — A Republican official says Dino Rossi plans to enter the Washington state race against Democratic Sen. Patty Murray this week.
  • The Skinny on the U.S. Senate Race in WA, from a Former Candidate

    05/08/2010 9:42:55 AM PDT · by narses · 24 replies · 1,677+ views
    Red Country ^ | 05/07/10 | 04:47 PM EDT | Chris Widener
    It has been two weeks since I bowed out of the US Senate race here and I am back to my day job: Writer. I just sold my latest book, The Leadership Rules, to Jossey-Bass and I am starting on my next book this week. I have also just arranged to write regularly for RedCounty. It makes sense that my first article should be on the Senate race I just got out of. No one knows this race like a candidate. I have seen the inside of the race from all the angles. I have traveled with the candidates and...
  • Will the Tea Party trip up Dino Rossi? (I sure hope so!)

    05/03/2010 2:46:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 530+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 5/3/10 | Chris Grygiel
    It's not just Democrats who are firing warning shots across Dino Rossi's bow. Clint Didier, the U.S. Senate candidate, former Washington Redskin and and self-proclaimed Tea Party favorite, sent out a statement this weekend saying that if Rossi joins the race against Democrat Patty Murray as expected he'll face a strong challenge from Republicans like Didier. "I don't know Dino Rossi personally. But I do know he is part of the Republican establishment – all you have to do is look at those he surrounds himself with. I don't believe he's the conservative people think he is. If people want...
  • Thurston GOP leader: Rossi to run against Murray

    03/31/2010 2:05:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 507+ views
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 3/31/10 | Brad Shannon
    Two things from Scott Roberts … First, he has no inside information as Thurston County Republican Party chairman. Second, there isn't any doubt in his mind that Dino Rossi is running for U.S. Senate against three-term Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. Rossi was in Washington, D.C., last week meeting with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele and also visiting with Republican senators who want to win back a few seats from the Democrats. "I think Rossi is in. … He doesn't get seen in D.C. unless he is in,"
  • Dino Rossi in D.C. to talk about challenging Sen. Patty Murray

    03/31/2010 9:22:58 AM PDT · by freespirited · 39 replies · 996+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 03/25/10
    Former gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi was in D.C. this week to meet with John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, about a possible run against Sen. Patty Murray. The CQ Politics blog has the story. Rossi, a Republican, also met with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, the Washington Post's politics blog, The Fix, reported. Rossi's name has been floated as a possible candidate against Murray, although he has been publicly non-committal about such talk. The filing deadline isn't until June. Rossi is a former state senator who lost two campaigns for governor, in 2004 and 2008.
  • GOP eyes Murray Senate seat

    01/31/2010 1:54:34 PM PST · by mdittmar · 37 replies · 819+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 1/30/10 | http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/32264.html
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) isn’t yet considered highly vulnerable in 2010, but a new poll coupled with Scott Brown’s upset win in Massachusetts has Republicans rethinking their chances against the three-term senator.A poll released Thursday from Moore Insight, an Oregon-based GOP polling firm, showed Dino Rossi, a two-time Republican candidate for governor, leading Murray, 45 percent to 43 percent, with 9 percent undecided.The same day the poll was released, Murray sent a fundraising email to supporters, telling them that after Massachusetts, Republicans “are emboldened like perhaps never before, and their thirst for victory is unquenchable. And since they can't run...
  • Tied Governor's race: Gregoire and Rossi

    10/03/2008 3:11:16 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 20 replies · 719+ views
    rasmussenreports ^ | Friday, October 03, 2008 | RasmussenReport
    The race for Washington’s next Governor is now a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds incumbent Christine Gregoire and challenger Dino Rossi each attracting 48% of the vote. Gregoire is viewed favorably by 51% and unfavorably by 47%. Her job performance is rated 43% good or excellent from voters, while 35% say she is doing a poor job. Former State Senator Rossi’s ratings are 50% favorable, 48% unfavorable. This year’s race has been anything but steady. Last month, Rossi pulled ahead of the governor, 52% to 46%, after trailing behind by four percentage points in...
  • Judge: 'GOP' for short is fine on Wash. ballot

    09/26/2008 1:00:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 615+ views
    Seattle (AP) -- A judge says the word "Republican" doesn't have to appear next to Dino Rossi's name on the November ballot for the Washington governor's race. Rossi had listed his affiliation as "prefers GOP party," referring to the Republicans' Grand Old Party nickname. Democrats sued this week after a survey showed Rossi had more voter support with the "GOP" tag than he did with the "Republican" tag.
  • Democrats sue over how Gregoire's opponent is ID'd {Dino Rossi - GOP }

    09/23/2008 9:34:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 339+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/23/8 | RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press Writer
    Olympia, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state Democrats sued a state official Tuesday to get a Republican listed on the ballot, arguing a candidate is obscuring his party identity by ballot language that says he "prefers GOP party." The candidate, Dino Rossi, is facing a rematch this November with Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire, who beat him by 133 votes four years ago after three counts and a court challenge. The lawsuit the party filed against Secretary of State Sam Reed argues that "allowing Mr. Rossi to obscure his true party preference and affiliation directly violates the law, would mislead a substantial...
  • SurveyUSA: In Washington State, McCain-Palin Slices Into Obama-Biden (Palin Helping Dino Rossi)

    09/08/2008 7:29:34 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 94 replies · 399+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 09/08/08 | SurveyUSA
    Democrat Barack Obama's once double-digit lead in Washington state is no more, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KING-TV Seattle and KATU-TV Portland Oregon. In an election today, 09/08/08, eight weeks till votes are counted, it's Obama 49%, McCain 45%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll 4 weeks ago (before both candidates had named their running mates), Obama is down 2 points; McCain is up 1. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll 8 weeks ago, Obama is down 6; McCain is up 6. Obama led by 17 points in June, led by 16 points in July, led...
  • Dino Rossi Interview

    02/15/2008 12:07:41 PM PST · by Ed Sistrunk · 13 replies · 178+ views
    Grassroots Conservative Majority ^ | 2/14/2008 | Ed Sistrunk
    Q: What did you do to escape from the major disappointment of winning the election then having the race stolen? A: The 2004 Washington gubernatorial race was the closest in U.S. history and perhaps the most memorable race in Washington state history. I was twice certified as governor-elect but never served in office. We have four children, and my wife and I wanted to make sure that we handled the situation with grace. We were never bitter or angry, and we focused on what we had learned and all the amazing people we had met. And when you have a...
  • With election in sight, governor will [now] tout frugality [WA state]

    12/26/2007 5:36:38 PM PST · by sionnsar · 15 replies · 99+ views
    Seattle P-I ^ | 12/26/2007 | David Ammons
    OLYMPIA -- For Gov. Chris Gregoire, apparently less is more. Heading into a bruising re-election battle with budget hawk Dino Rossi, the Democratic governor is adopting a high-profile penny-pinching role, saying that in these uncertain times, Olympia should sock away most of the state's $1.4 billion surplus. Although Gregoire can't rival Rossi in the fiscal conservatism department -- and would alienate her liberal base if she tried -- she views the 2008 legislative session as a prime opportunity to show voters that she's frugal and can restrain spending by her fellow Democrats. It's true that Gregoire is willing to leave...
  • Gregoire vs. Rossi: the sequel (Washington Gov. Race)

    12/20/2007 7:49:14 AM PST · by NCDragon · 12 replies · 288+ views
    Seattle Times.com ^ | December 20, 2007 | Joni Balter
    Top political experts have identified the Washington governor's race as one of the three most competitive in the country in 2008 — after Missouri and Indiana, where Republican governors are defending their jobs. If it seems completely twilight-zone weird that Washington's race is so tight, it is odder still when you realize that our state enjoys one of the nation's most bustling economies. Boeing is humming. Microsoft is strong. Unemployment is low. And yet Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire, who normally would bask in this reflected glory, appears vulnerable against her former and future opponent, Republican Dino Rossi. A recent survey...
  • Washington State: Rossi creates cyberspace 'idea bank' ("Organizers won't censor ideas")

    05/23/2007 1:27:18 AM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 521+ views
    KOMO TV / AP ^ | May 22, 2007
    Rossi creates cyberspace 'idea bank' Story Published: May 22, 2007 at 3:10 PM PDT Story Updated: May 22, 2007 at 3:52 PM PDT By Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Dino Rossi, now expecting to announce in December whether he'll seek a rematch with Gov. Chris Gregoire next year, on Tuesday announced a "Washington Idea Bank" for ordinary citizens to offer their thoughts on how to deal with the state's challenges. The former state senator, a real estate investor who lives in Sammamish, said the Internet-based brainstorming Web site will be augmented by about a dozen idea-gathering sessions...
  • Dino Rossi (R-WA) Rules Out U.S. Senate Bid As State G.O.P. Seeks Consensus Candidate

    07/17/2005 5:19:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 16, 2005 | David Postman
    That is the first in a series of decisions by would-be candidates that Republican leaders hope will soon lead to a single, consensus candidate for the Republican nomination. A key Republican in some of those talks, former U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn, said Safeco CEO Mike McGavick is the next first choice for party leaders.
  • Regarding certification of Christine Gregoire as Washington State Governor

    06/08/2005 4:28:55 PM PDT · by Libertarianize the GOP · 9 replies · 547+ views
    To Dawn Morrell State Legislator, Puyallup I began writing to you in early December about problems with the Governor's election. You waited more than a month until after you had certified and inaugurated Christine before condescending to respond. Your form response claimed that the legislative role in certification was merely clerical. In the hour and a half that I spent discussing this with Jim Kastama (Democrat State Senator, Puyallup) he completely disavowed any support for such a limited legislative role. No reasonable reading of the State Constitution or understanding of constitutional principles can support your contention. The reason for the...
  • Expert: Rossi Won Washington Gov. Election - (GOP to rest its case today)

    05/27/2005 10:06:38 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 1,202+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | MAY 27, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & Staff
    WENATCHEE, Wash. -- An expert witness for Republicans challenging the 2004 election of Gov. Christine Gregoire testified Thursday that when illegal votes are subtracted, the GOP candidate was the rightful winner. The state Republican Party and candidate Dino Rossi challenged the election after Gregoire's 129-vote victory, the closest margin of any governor's contest in the nation's history. The challengers are alleging fraud and worker errors, and want the court to nullify the election, which would lead to a new race between Rossi and Gregoire. Cal Tech political science Professor Jonathan Katz testified the way to tell who really won the...
  • Fraud And Intimidation (National RNC Email on Election Theft By Gregoire)

    05/19/2005 1:13:56 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 860+ views
    RNC Email | May 19, 2005
    More and more reports are emerging of the extent to which Democrats were willing to go to try to influence the 2004 election. Well, their tactics worked in Washington State. Our Republican candidate for Governor, Dino Rossi, actually won the election. Then he won the recount. Then Democrat-controlled King County "found" 566 new votes just in time for the second recount, enough to overturn the results of Election Day and the first recount. The new result? Dino Rossi "lost" by 129 votes. But consider the following facts in Washington state; 943 felons illegally voted 49 dead people voted 3 people...
  • GOP Wins Election Challenge in Washington

    05/02/2005 11:55:11 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 1,534+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05-02-03 | Rebecca Cook
    GOP Wins Election Challenge in Washington By REBECCA COOKThe Associated PressMonday, May 2, 2005; 2:03 PM WENATCHEE, Wash. -- The Republicans won an important victory Monday in their legal challenge to the election of Gov. Christine Gregoire when a judge allowed them to use a type of statistical analysis to try to prove illegal votes swayed the race.Republican Dino Rossi is trying to have the election results from November declared invalid. Rossi won the first count and a machine recount, but his Democratic opponent won by 129 votes in a hand recount of 2.9 million ballots.The trial is set for...
  • Breaking News: > Republicans win right to challenge Wash. state election

    05/02/2005 9:54:22 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 281 replies · 14,828+ views
    KGW ^ | 5/2/05 | KGW
    Republicans win right to challenge Wash. state election: Republicans have won a victory in their challenge to the election of Governor Gregoire. The judge says Republicans will be allowed to use "proportional analysis" to prove their case that illegal votes swayed the election.
  • WA Governor's Race Update

    05/01/2005 1:21:58 PM PDT · by Libertina · 13 replies · 361+ views
    Rossi Campaign HQ ^ | April 6, 2005 | Mary Lane
    This Monday, May 2, is the date for the next hearing in the election contest. This will be the last hearing in Chelan County Superior Court before the trial starts on May 23. In this hearing the judge will consider all pre-trial motions. ***Below are two recent news releases regarding what's been happening lately with the election contest. Highlights of Dean Logan deposition King County investigating more felon voters To subscribe to the Dino Rossi for Governor e-mail update, please send us an e-mail at update@dinorossi.com.
  • Dino Rossi Won't Run For U.S. Senate In 2006

    04/29/2005 5:18:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 529+ views
    The King County Journal ^ | April 28, 2005 | David A. Grant
    ``My focus is running for governor and being governor of the state of Washington and turning the state around. So I'm not running for the U.S. Senate. I'm running for governor.''
  • Rossi slams door on U.S. Senate bid(no he's not)

    04/28/2005 7:36:22 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 3 replies · 368+ views
    King County Journal ^ | 4-28-05 | David A. Grant
    Dino Rossi on Wednesday said he will not run for the U.S. Senate, citing his desire to have an impact on the political culture of Washington state and the impact that serving in the other Washington would have on his young family. Rossi, a Sammamish real estate investor, narrowly lost the race for governor last year to Christine Gregoire by 129 votes after a third recount of ballots. Since then, Republicans have challenged that outcome and trial is set to begin May 23 in Chelan County Superior Court. It's been widely speculated that if Rossi loses his bid for a...
  • Rossi slams door on U.S. Senate bid

    04/28/2005 10:14:43 AM PDT · by ChuckK · 6 replies · 501+ views
    King County Journal ^ | 2005-04-28 | David A. Grant
    Dino Rossi on Wednesday said he will not run for the U.S. Senate, citing his desire to have an impact on the political culture of Washington state and the impact that serving in the other Washington would have on his young family. Rossi, a Sammamish real estate investor, narrowly lost the race for governor last year to Christine Gregoire by 129 votes after a third recount of ballots. Since then, Republicans have challenged that outcome and trial is set to begin May 23 in Chelan County Superior Court. It's been widely speculated that if Rossi loses his bid for a...
  • Cascade County?

    03/26/2005 7:21:12 AM PST · by StarfireIV · 18 replies · 431+ views
    Cascade County Website ^ | 03/26/05 | StarfireIV
    I found this yesterday on The Seattle Times website. In typical Seattle newspaper fashion, the posting of the story and the 03/24 meeting announcement were a day late. Something to consider, especially since one of the proposed maps dividing King Co. into King and Cascade counties involved reducing King Co. to only Seattle and the north end.
  • (WA) Union officials’ hypocrisy evident in attack on political opponent

    03/03/2005 4:23:55 PM PST · by truth49 · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | 3-3-05 | Mike Reitz
    When is it appropriate for elected officials to use their power to attack the funding of a political opponent? The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) and organized labor are two of the biggest players in our state’s elections. And no doubt about it—they are often at odds with each other. Organized labor is working hard to shut down BIAW this legislative session. As Senator Karen Keiser, who also serves as communications director for the Washington State Labor Council (AFL-CIO), said before the start of the session, “Our plan is to cut their funding out from under them.” BIAW earns...
  • Dino Rossi

    02/28/2005 7:51:55 PM PST · by Lord Nelson · 12 replies · 355+ views
    Can anyone explain to me why the Democrat got to recount the votes until the result was what they wanted? Was Dino allowed to recount once again?
  • Poll: Rossi leads Cantwell in Washington Senate Race (47%-44%)

    02/25/2005 10:32:54 AM PST · by No Dems 2004 · 38 replies · 1,376+ views
    Rasmussen Reports
    Friday February 25, 2005--Dino Rossi, the man who narrowly lost the race to be Washington's Governor last November, holds a slight lead over incumbent Senator Maria Cantwell in a hypothetical Election 2006 match-up. Rossi attracts 47% of the vote to Cantwell's 44% in a survey of 500 Likely Voters conducted February 22, 2005. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Rossi leads by 7 points among men and trails by 1 among women. A Republican victory in the "Blue State" of Washington would go against the recent trend of Senate elections...
  • More evidence King Co knew about No Signature On File ballots

    02/15/2005 8:20:25 PM PST · by Josef1235 · 34 replies · 1,782+ views
    dinorossi.com ^ | 15 February 2005 | Washington State Secretary of Defense Mary "Marummy" Lane
    Bellevue, WA – An internal e-mail adds to the evidence that the King County elections department knew about No Signature On File (NSOF) ballots well before it claimed to have discovered its “mistake.” King County rejected more than 700 ballots because it didn’t have signatures on file to match the signatures on the ballots. On Nov. 3, 2004, an e-mail sent to King County Elections Superintendent Bill Huennekens included a list of NSOF voters. A copy of the e-mail is attached. But in December, when news of the NSOF ballots became public, King County Elections Director Dean Logan, Huennekens’ boss,...
  • Rossi Declares Himself Winner In Latest Round Of Court Fight

    02/08/2005 4:57:45 PM PST · by srm913 · 29 replies · 1,177+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | February 8, 2005 | David Postman
    Dino Rossi said he had a good day in court last week when a judge ruled that his legal challenge to Gov. Christine Gregoire's election could go to trial. But maybe he didn't make the most of it, and so yesterday he visited with Republican lawmakers in Olympia and then at his Bellevue headquarters with reporters to declare victory in the latest round in court. "The case can move forward, and we'll be able to have a trial, we'll be able to present our evidence, and we'll be able to get to the bottom of these problems with this election,"...
  • Rossi Hopes For Speedy Trial In Election Challenge (WA GUBERNATORIAL UPDATE)

    02/07/2005 8:33:58 PM PST · by srm913 · 21 replies · 946+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | February 7, 2005 | Rebecca Cook
    BELLEVUE, — Dino Rossi was almost ready to throw in the towel, the Republican candidate for governor told reporters at a news conference today. If a judge had ruled last Friday that Rossi's legal challenge to Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire's election had to go through the Legislature and not the courts, Rossi said he might have given up. But the judge ruled the Republican's case could proceed. Today, Rossi said he hopes his election challenge will go to trial within a month. "We'll be able to get to the bottom of these problems with the election," Rossi said. "I believe...