Patty Murray (Democrat) narrowly defeated Dino Rossi (Republican) to win the senate seat from Washington in the US Senate Elections 2010.

Patty Murray was the incumbent senator from Washington state at the time. She was first elected to the US Senate in 1992, and was the first woman to hold this position in Washington. Dino Rossi is a businessman and former State Senator from Washington.

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Dino Rossi versus Patty Murray comparison chart
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Political Party Republican Democratic
Website http://www.dinorossi.com http://www.pattymurray.com
Preceded by Kathleen Drew Brock Adams
Spouse(s) Terry Rob Murray
Residence Sammamish, Washington Bothell, Washington
Alma Mater Seattle University Washington State University
Occupation Real estate Teacher, Politician
Current Position Commercial real estate Senior Majority Conference Secretary
Serves on committees N/A Appropriations, Veterans’ affairs, Health, Labor, Pensions, Education, Budget, Rules and Administration, Printing
Position on Health Care Supports the association health plans that allow small businesses to band together for purchasing insurance for their employees. Focus on stability, stable costs, and a consistent coverage regardless of layoffs or job loss.
Position on Economy Believes that government is going to become bankrupt in the near future. Focuses on job creation, enabled passing the Economic Recovery Act.
Age 50 59
Place of birth Seattle, Washington Bothell, Washington
Date of birth October 15, 1959 October 11, 1950
Religion Roman Catholic Roman Catholic
Position on Energy Opposes cap and trade, favors expanding domestic energy production on land or offshore oil drilling Self sufficiency, reduction of prices, meeting growing demand, investment in renewable energy
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Health Care Policy

Patty Murray supports healthcare reform and believes people should not have to depend of jobs to give them insurance.

Dino Rossi was opposed to healthcare reform and believes that health insurance costs should be lowered. The uninsured should be helped in getting insured. Affordable insurance should be extended to middle class families.

Economic Policy

Patty Murray wants to bring stability to the economic situation of the nation by creating jobs. Getting the economy back on its feet is high on her priorities. She was instrumental in getting the Economic Recovery Act passed.

Dino Rossi is aware of the precarious position of the economy and says that if precautions are not taken immediately, a bankrupt government could be the result.

Early Life and Political Career

Born in Bothell, Washington, Patty did her Bachelors in Arts in 1972 from Washington State University. She began her career as a pre-school teacher and for many years continued to teach at Shoreline Community College. She had the inner drive in her to become successful and that motivation showed in her campaign when she unseated the then incumbent Republican Bill Kiskadden in 1988.

Rossi graduated from Woodway High School at Edmonton. In 1982, he did his Bachelors in Business Management from Seattle University. With minimal investment and cash reserves, he started his career in real estate business.

Recent News

Campaign Highlights

Patty Murray took out an attack ad against Dino Rossi that was found to be false and misleading by the Seattle Times. The ad substitutes a question Rossi was asked about Boeing to portray his response as anti-Boeing.[1]

Debate Video

Murray vs. Rossi Opinion Polls

Poll
Source
Date(s)
administered
Patty
Murray
(D)
Dino
Rossi
(R)
The Washington Poll October 18-28, 2010 51% 45%
SurveyUSA October 24-27, 2010 47% 47%
Rasmussen Reports October 27, 2010 47% 48%
Rasmussen Reports October 17, 2010 49% 46%
McClatchy/Marist October 14-17, 2010 48% 47%
Public Policy Polling October 14-16, 2010 49% 47%
SurveyUSA October 11-14, 2010 50% 47%
The Washington Poll October 4-14, 2010 50% 42%
CNN/Opinion Research October 8-12, 2010 51% 43%
Elway October 7-11, 2010 55% 40%
Fox News October 9, 2010 46% 47%
Rasmussen Reports October 6, 2010 46% 49%
Rasmussen Reports September 28, 2010 47% 48%
Fox News September 25, 2010 48% 47%
SurveyUSA (report) September 22, 2010 50% 48%
Rasmussen Reports (report) September 16, 2010 51% 46%
CNN/Time (report) September 10-14, 2010 53% 44%
Elway Research September 9-12, 2010 50% 41%
Rasmussen Reports August 31, 2010 46% 48%
Survey USA August 18, 2010 45% 52%
Rasmussen Reports August 18, 2010 48% 44%
Public Policy Polling July 27-August 1, 2010 49% 46%
Rasmussen Reports July 30, 2010 49% 47%
Rasmussen Reports July 14, 2010 45% 48%
Rasmussen Reports (report) June 22, 2010 47% 47%
Elway Research (report) June 13, 2010 47% 40%
The Washington Poll (report) May 28- June 7, 2010 42% 40%
The Washington Poll (report) May 24-28, 2010 39% 42%
Rasmussen Reports (report) May 25, 2010 48% 47%
The Washington Poll (report) May 3-23, 2010 44% 40%
Rasmussen Reports (report) May 4, 2010 48% 46%
Survey USA (report) April 22, 2010 42% 52%
Rasmussen Reports (report) April 6, 2010 48% 46%
Research 2000 (report) March 22–24, 2010 52% 41%
Rasmussen Reports (report) March 9, 2010 46% 49%
Rasmussen Reports (report) February 11, 2010 46% 48%
Moore Information (report) January 23-24, 2010 43% 45%

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