ANOTHER DEM IN TROUBLE – AT 7:53 A.M. ET: It's hard to think of a Democrat losing a Senate seat in the state of Washington, which, in recent years, has become San Francisco north. But incumbent Patty Murray seems to be having some trouble. From Politics Daily:
Three-term Democratic Sen. Patty Murray is looking vulnerable in her bid for reelection, with former gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi leading her by 10 points and three lesser-known candidates all within margin-of-error range of her, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted April 19-22.
Rossi, a businessman and former state senator who lost the closest governor's race in U.S. history in 2004, leads Murray 52 percent to 42 percent with 7 percent undecided. He has the support of 87 percent of fellow Republicans while Murray is backed by 73 percent of Democrats. Rossi leads among independents (39 percent of the sample) by 58 percent to 38 percent with 4 percent undecided. While Rossi claims a big majority of conservatives, as does Murray with liberals, the two run almost evenly among moderates (43 percent of the sample).
Rossi has not yet made up his mind about jumping into the race. The filing deadline is June 11, and the GOP primary is August 17.
COMMENT: Run Dino run! Your state could use some effective representation. Patty Murray is a nice lady, but hasn't said anything important since the age of three. She's one of those Dem liberals who gets her marching orders and starts marching. She should be replaced.
April 26, 2010