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
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  1. Julie D.

    Exciting for Patty!!!

    Even if 'Murky' (Murkowski) is a GOP, let her looming victory be a bitter pill for Half-gov Palin, the quitter.

    November 4, 2010 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  2. mary

    VICTORY FOR DEMOCRATS!! YAY!!! There will be more victories to come once the nation sees the Republicans true Colors. YOU GO Patty Murray!

    November 4, 2010 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  3. DeeWA2010

    Thank the LORD for this. CANNOT STAND Dino Rossi.. I am from Washington.

    My advice to everyone, settle down. It goes like this... and in 2 yrs when everyone sees the Republicians didn't do what they said, the next election will go the other way.

    November 4, 2010 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  4. Nacho1

    This is why we need a third party and have for years.....both the democrats and republicans are not only inept but also they are a bunch of and sister act.......................

    November 4, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  5. politics

    YES! Clearly the voters have sent the Republicans a message! The Democrats control the Senate which means the voters clearly show they approve of the Democrats mission of fixing the disaster the Republicans left to clean up!

    Its a shame so many Congressional districts have been rezoned to help the GOP add seats by forcing all the democratic areas into one big zone and breaking others zones into multiple red zones of rightwing people of low iq

    November 4, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  6. Eagle35

    A republican has to have a huge lead in that state to have a chance. Corrupt Lib state.

    November 4, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  7. Ian

    Congrats, Sen. Murray! Keepin it real in the PNW.

    November 4, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  8. Seattle Sue

    How many times does Dino the Weasel have to run before he realizes that Washington voters are fed up with his sorry behind? Is he just stupid or does he have such a big ego? Three strikes and you are out Mr. Rossi, it's time for you to go away, far away.

    November 4, 2010 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  9. PC

    The Democratic ground machine steals another election from Dino Rossi – it sure pays to have the unions, illegal aliens, and felons on your side.

    November 4, 2010 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  10. Nate

    Blah... Murray is the worst kind of politician. She does nothing, changes nothing, and is all about big government.

    November 4, 2010 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  11. Willowspring

    One very important question. Were the military votes back from overseas and were they counted?????? If not, Murray's win is highly suspect.

    November 4, 2010 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  12. msconcepcion

    Interesting finding from NYTimes regarding all the polling before the elections: Rasmussen Polls– some of which were commissioned on behalf of Fox News–wrongly predicted a lot more winning by the Republicans compared to actual election results and the other major pollsters. Just a reminder that we should wait until results are in and cut out some of the endless predicting and projecting that happens as Nov. 2nd draws near. Even when it comes to grand statements about the results of the elections and how things will change in the country and in the government– it's best to actually wait and see what happens. There's all sorts of negotiating and back-scratching that makes Congress unpredictable.

    November 4, 2010 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  13. Lizzy

    Congratulations Senator Murray and the Democratic Party for a well deserved win. This is affirmation of the confidence the people have of your ability to get the job done and we trust you would carry on with the business of re-building the economy and nation under the able leadership of President Obama!

    November 4, 2010 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  14. Mike

    finally.....for the love of god Rossi. please go away. you keep trying to win and keep loosing. just go away

    November 4, 2010 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  15. Sean

    While I did vote for Rossi Senator Murray isn't as bad as some. My only complaint is her support of the DREAM Act and other pro illegal immigrant legislation.

    November 4, 2010 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  16. Jackie Treehorn

    big deal... no surprise here... actually if she wouldn't have run they would have recounted the vots as many time as it took for her to come out on top... you know... 'Al Franken like'

    November 4, 2010 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  17. roland slasor

    This news not a good day for Democrates but this news is great.
    Keep going and do not give up.

    November 4, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  18. Rob NY

    Woo Hoo! More Dem wins means more sanity.

    November 4, 2010 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  19. Robrob

    Not that I doubt she won but I wonder why anyone would concede 2% behind with 18% of the votes still to be counted?

    November 4, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  20. Rick

    Congrats, Patty!

    November 4, 2010 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  21. John

    Good! Another Democrat is in office. Obama now needs to stand up for what is right, and not bend to those that do nothing and only wish to destroy him. Come on Obama!!

    November 4, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  22. yonas

    i am glad that profestional loser dino rossi didnt win. he will be runing for governor in 2 years.

    November 4, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  23. Manuel Carrillo

    Way to go Patty!

    November 4, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  24. Mac

    That fiqures rossi won most of the state murry only won the big counties yet again what king county wants they get

    November 4, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  25. Amy

    go Democrats!!!! Smart state with intelligent people made a right intelligent choice:)

    November 4, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
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