August 17th, 2010
07:53 AM ET
12 years ago

Races in Washington state, Wyoming top Tuesday's primaries

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" Republican Senate candidate Dino Rossi is expected to emerge victorious from his primary Tuesday in Washington state."](CNN) - Voters in Washington state and Wyoming hold primaries Tuesday, with the Senate contest in Washington and a battle for the open Wyoming governor's seat the most closely watched races of the day.

In Washington, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican candidate Dino Rossi are expected to emerge from a crowded primary field, setting up a November showdown. Under the state's system, the two candidates who receive the most votes regardless of party affiliation move on to the general election. Voting has been underway for two weeks, with Washington primarily a mail-in ballot state.

In many ways, Murray and Rossi have already begun their general election campaigns, focusing their attacks on each other. Polls show a close race in the fall if they both advance.

Filed under: Senate Primaries • Washington • Wyoming
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  1. Angus McDugan

    Conspiracy theory: Obama knows the democrats will have a very hard time discussing Obama’s failure concerning the economy during the mid-terms this fall. Also, democrats do not want to be associated with Obama right now as he and his support is toxic to any candidate. Given this, Obama comes out with a statement concerning the mosque at Ground Zero which is Constitutionally correct but extremely insensitive to Americans. This gives the democrats an opportunity to say the mosque needs to be built somewhere else which provides the following benefits to the democrat.

    1. Distances themselves from Obama by disagreeing with him.
    2. Support a very popular position.
    3. Discussing an issue that is not local to their voters.
    3. Leave Obama protected by his statement being Constitutionally correct.

    This results in increased popularity for the candidate. This is truly a brilliant political move on the democrats part!!!!!!!!

    August 17, 2010 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  2. truth

    Any message that Obama relays is going to be a problem. Never mind that he is a Harvard graduate, there are many people who will never accept Obama or his message due to his color and political party. I for one think he needs to step aside and let the right wing and other racists American destroy the country. It is a damn shame that we as Americans living in the 21st Century can not get past color. The main culprits behind the divide among citizens is the media (CNN and Fox).

    August 17, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  3. carlos

    just look at this picture, close your eye for a moment..........DO YOU REALLY WANT TO VOTE FOR THIS .........??????...what else comes to mind???..rand paul, that angle witch,and now,potato quayle,not worth it to mention the rest of that bunch........

    August 17, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  4. USN

    Didn't take long for people to be fed up with this corrupt admin.

    August 17, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |