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Murray-Rossi race the ‘linchpin’ for GOP’s Senate hopes?

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Oct. 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
October 18, 2010 2:00 pm

Why are President and Mrs. Obama coming to Washington to campaign for Patty Murray, and why is so much money flowing into the U.S. Senate race between the incumbent Democrat and her Republican challenger Dino Rossi?

Chris Cillizza, who writes the Fix blog for The Washington Post, suggests its because both parties recognize that GOP hopes for taking over the Senate rest on Rossi’s victory.

If Rossi wins, Cillizza writes, it “could be the linchpin on the narrow hopes Republicans hold out for control of the chamber. Both national parties are pouring millions into the race – and will continue to do so until Election Day. Polling averages give Murray a six-point edge, and those may be the most important six points in the country for Democrats right now.”

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