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Analyst: Senate race outcome now in question

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on May 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm with 6 Comments »
May 27, 2010 3:26 pm

Almost immediately after Dino Rossi‘s entrance into the U.S. Senate race, the Cook Political Report declared Sen. Patty Murray‘s seat is now in play.

The national newsletter published by political analyst Charlie Cook rates the race as a “toss up,” a change from its previous status as “solid Democrat.”

That makes 11 competitive races for Senate seats now held by Democrats, the report says. Republicans need 10 seats to gain control of the Senate, if they hold another eight GOP seats that, in the Cook Political Report’s view, are in play this year.

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  1. the3rdpigshouse says:

    One can only hope that recent national events and the disgusting manner in which the socialist democrats have moved to destroy (TRANSFORM) a once great nation, will cause them to rid our national political landscape of all socialist democrats!!! The electorate needs to move to declaring the democrat party an enemy of the State and declare the party anti-American!

  2. jimkingjr says:

    Anti-American, anti-American… That approach hardly endears anyone to the vast middle of the electorate- a vast majority that doesn’t buy into a rhetoric more reminiscent of the Know-Nothing Party than anything else.

  3. quiller4 says:

    I disagree with the Cook report. The race may be a bit more interesting but “in play” really overstates the case. I expect Murray to dispatch Rossi with some effort but with a margin of 9-16 points.

  4. You’re right JKJ. I’m inclined to occasionally vote Republican, but as long as they keep telling me I’m not a good enough American, that’s not going to happen.

  5. the3rdpigshouse says:

    Well derek – when the socialists come for your last dollar remember your position on the socialist democrat party!!

  6. Greenrvr1 says:

    Patty will always have that little old ace in the hole, the King County Elections Department, as Christine can certainly reassure her.

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