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Old 05-24-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Good news indeed. He's got the best shot of anybody to pick off this seat.

Politics Northwest | Rossi expected to enter Senate race soon; hires key staff | Seattle Times Newspaper

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WASHINGTON -- Republican Dino Rossi is hiring key campaign staffers and could officially enter the U.S. Senate race against incumbant Patty Murray as early as Wednesday.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Aloha, Oregon
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Rossi is a two time loser for Gov., now he wants to make it three?
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Only because after 3 recounts, the democrats "found" enough votes to win.
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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He doesn't have much of a chance.

http://hominidviews.com/?p=6185
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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Good news indeed. He's got the best shot of anybody to pick off this seat.

Politics Northwest | Rossi expected to enter Senate race soon; hires key staff | Seattle Times Newspaper
Oh that would be so awesome!
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Only because after 3 recounts, the democrats "found" enough votes to win.
You mean actual votes that Rossi did not think should be counted... Also that isn't why he lost the 2nd time around.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Really?

RealClearPolitics - Election 2010 - Washington Senate - Rossi vs. Murray

Looks pretty tight to me.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Trust me. I live in Washington state. I'll try to be nonpartisan here.

Murray was considered vulnerable at this point in '98 and '04 too. I saw a poll this morning that had her approval rating at 51% while Rossi is nowhere near as popular as he was in 2004...only received 46.7% of the vote in '08. Among other things, he's been touched by scandal and his connections to the BIAW. And he's no longer a fresh face.

Republicans have a sort of a ceiling as to how many votes they can get in this state. Unfortunately for them, it's below 50%. It takes a GOP moderate, a weak Dem candidate, and a very special set of circumstances for a Republican to win here. Rossi has the moderate part down, but that's about it.

I'd be very surprised if he beat Murray. She's well liked here..does a lot for veterans and brings home the bacon. Patty should win with anywhere from 51%-54% of the vote..

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Old 05-24-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Trust me. I live in Washington state. I'll try to be nonpartisan here.

Murray was considered vulnerable at this point in '98 and '04 too. I saw a poll this morning that had her approval rating at 51% while Rossi is nowhere near as popular as he was in 2004...only received 46.7% of the vote in '08. Among other things, he's been touched by scandal and his connections to the BIAW. And he's no longer a fresh face.

Republicans have a sort of a ceiling as to how many votes they can get in this state. Unfortunately for them, it's below 50%. It takes a GOP moderate, a weak Dem candidate, and a very special set of circumstances for a Republican to win here. Rossi has the moderate part down, but that's about it.

I'd be very surprised if he beat Murray. She's well liked here..does a lot for veterans and brings home the bacon. Patty should win with anywhere from 51%-54% of the vote..
Yeah, I have a lot of relatives in the Federal Way/Tacoma area, who own businesses and create jobs. They are not happy about the taxes hikes just recently implemented. Nor are they happy about obama.

I'm sure like other states that detest obamacare, cap&tax, and his overall agenda, Wash voters might just be in for that special circumstance, considering she has been a faithful supporter of his policies.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Trust me. I live in Washington state. I'll try to be nonpartisan here.

Murray was considered vulnerable at this point in '98 and '04 too. I saw a poll this morning that had her approval rating at 51% while Rossi is nowhere near as popular as he was in 2004...only received 46.7% of the vote in '08. Among other things, he's been touched by scandal and his connections to the BIAW. And he's no longer a fresh face.

Republicans have a sort of a ceiling as to how many votes they can get in this state. Unfortunately for them, it's below 50%. It takes a GOP moderate, a weak Dem candidate, and a very special set of circumstances for a Republican to win here. Rossi has the moderate part down, but that's about it.

I'd be very surprised if he beat Murray. She's well liked here..does a lot for veterans and brings home the bacon. Patty should win with anywhere from 51%-54% of the vote..
Sadly, Upton, living in a state and following/participating in its politics means nothing compared to reading RW trash.
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