November 4th, 2010
09:27 PM ET
12 years ago

Republican Sen. candidate concedes in Washington

(CNN) - Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray will serve a fourth term in the Senate after challenger Dino Rossi conceded Thursday, two days after Election Day.

Murray held a 2 point lead with 82 percent of the vote counted Thursday night.

"This evening, I called Sen. Murray to offer my congratulations on her re-election to the U.S. Senate," Rossi said in a statement.

Filed under: 2010 • Dino Rossi • Patty Murray • The Latest Calls • Washington
soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Diane Rosolowsky, Ph.D.

    I LOVE Nancy Pelosi. She is a truly dedicated public servant, working for "people", not corporate interests. I also am a totally "Patty person". It really doesn't have to do with Party. It's the "Priorities Stupid!"

    November 4, 2010 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  2. T'SAH from Virginia

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!

    FIRST OF ALL – RepubliCAN'Ts should look at the numbers – it was NOT A SLAUGHTER in many of the races!!! HALF of the Americans DID NOT vote for them!!! We are squeaking by and still WINNING!!!!

    The country is SPLIT!!! If the RepubliCAN'Ts truly believe that they are on the RIGHT track, then CONTINUE to cater to your FAR-RIGHT!! 2012 NEVER looked so good for the Democrats!!

    This is T'SAH – Out of Campaign Mode – N2 Moving America Forward!! President Obama is still our President and the CORRUPTION and OBSTRUCTION coming from the RIGHT will CONTINUE!!!

    November 4, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  3. Clwyd

    Yes, every seat will count to offset the nut cases that have been rocketed into office by an ignorant and dumbed down America!

    November 4, 2010 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans still think it's Halloween. Trick or treat is over, you got your candy, now where's the beef? We're waiting and don't keep don't giving us that Obama's did this and Obama did that, where's the beef.

    November 4, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  5. Obamamnesty

    Too bad for Washington State! The dems will drain you dry but you deserve each other! Our efforts now is to beat Cant "vote" well. Another Obama rubber stamper like Murray. 2012 is coming fast and we will clean the rest of the dems out.

    November 4, 2010 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  6. Doug

    You just won a brand new car !!!! Whooaa.. bad news.. no keys !!!! Split senate... and a democrat president who can veto everything your rich friends want.. sorry... But it's the facts ! You know what I'm saying here ????

    November 4, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  7. jeff

    I am curious why CNN keeps counting the Independents as Dems when if they were Dems they would have run as them and registered as them. When will CNN move more to the center.... Now there is a thought

    November 4, 2010 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  8. wayne

    The house Republicans will have to come up with some jobs now and deal with heath care later and also if the Republicans thinks that in 2012 Africans Americans are going to stand by and watch them blame Mr Obama for all our problems there wrong

    November 4, 2010 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  9. MS

    The Tea Party would be smart to follow the idea that you should vote for the person who is most like you who is electable.

    November 4, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  10. DENNA

    Sweet, very sweet. I also understand that Illinois reelected the Democratic governor over the GOP contender. As for the GOP in Washington, where are the jobs? I'm guessing that Americans, with their short attention spans, won't give you as much time as they gave Obama. No more just saying No. Now you have to produce. Well, hop to it.

    November 4, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  11. brown

    Looks like the voters didn't want change after all, they re-elected most of the incumbents. So I guess it will be more
    of the same.

    November 4, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  12. sid

    we will take every win we can get

    November 4, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  13. Henry

    Three strikes and you're out. Let Rossi stay out of politics for good now.

    November 4, 2010 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  14. Aliou

    All I wanna say is that this 2 parties should stop looking for they interest in win the house or the senate and work together so the country can be out of these time

    November 4, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  15. Mack P

    Congratulations Senator Murray, I am pleased that you battled back and fended off an aggressive challenger. Now that you have a second chance, we need you to go straight to the white house and pull President Obama by the ear and tell him firmly" FIRE YOUR COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR!!!!!!! ALL THE WORK THAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IS BEING TARNISHED WITH A BUNCH OF LIES! THEY WANT TO BELIEVE YOU MR. PRESIDENT, BUT THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. WE CAN'T SAY IT ANY PLAINER. PICK UP THE BALL!!"

    November 4, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  16. George of the jungle

    every vote counts. As you can see the repos are already talking about taking away health care.

    November 4, 2010 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  17. Name d.sample

    Well the rebulicans have the house let's see what they do with it if it a bunch of bickering with obama and nothin gets done then theywill be out of there too. Common sence says they have too work together and get things moving.and that's president obama.

    November 4, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  18. Leeann

    I find it interesting that the headline does not read "Democrate Patty Murray wins Senate seat" but rather "Republican Sen. candidate concedes". I guess it's aways a Republican story.

    November 4, 2010 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  19. Harrison Ford

    Sorry CNN, this is not breaking news, it just leesen's the Democrat misery, 60 house seats and 8 senate seats or about, I lost count, BUT CNN nice try,
    The democrat thank you for winning your own seats as a BIG-V for loser's patting themselves on the back, for something you already had, .......... lets slap some lipstick on a PIG and call her a beauty queen

    November 4, 2010 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  20. Fox's fan

    That's OK we'll get some more in 2012 when their chair's open for to vote. If we can't get them out of the blue States we'll get them from the red States.

    November 4, 2010 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  21. Jackie Treehorn

    probably captured it like they captured those 400+ illegal votes for Al Franken...

    November 4, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  22. Harrison Ford

    its just ugly .......... picture, ask obama .... in his deep depression, Obama, jump jump,

    November 4, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  23. Antony

    Its about time,I reside in Washington state,A proud democrat....Rossi needed to give up,If you lost twice for Governor,What makes Him think We will Vote him as Senator.Though I'm dissappointed on What fellow Americans Voted For,Republicans showed know Obama is still our Commander In chief,and Shouldn't be threatened with all their Riff raff talk.We'll see what they can do in the next 2 yrs,if they do what We americans want.Remember They Work For Us "The Americans" Not for House power..Cause Ya'll just might Get Replaced....Again

    November 4, 2010 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  24. mario

    Plan one is in effect...wait until 2012 when there will be no more libs in majority power anymore!

    November 4, 2010 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  25. John

    It never makes sense to me how close they elections turn out. There's only ever just BARELY a majority in any election anymore. Let's just call it HALF. Half wins, the other half concedes. Seems like an awful lot of people that don't get a "say" in there electors.

    November 4, 2010 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
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