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. Joel

    If at first you don't succeed (or the 2nd or 3rd time), try, try, try, try, and try again, Dino. Hope you get a real job some day.

    November 4, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  2. Demlover

    Yes! One less seat for republicans to use to continue the destruction they started 2 years ago.So this makes Dino Rossi a 4 time looser now?

    November 4, 2010 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  3. Susan L.

    Yay, Senator Murray! Washington State loves you and we're glad to have you continue as our Senator!

    November 4, 2010 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  4. mr

    no surprise here... wash has always been liberal in the high population... and whacko... as long as a state does not require the feds to bail them out – or get any pork – then i don't really care what they vote for within their borders.

    November 4, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  5. darko

    Hah, Washington State re-elected their 'genius'.

    November 4, 2010 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  6. Don Winant

    Dino Rossi overwhelmingly defeated Patty Murray in 100% of the Voting Precincts East of the Cascade Mountain Range. Now that's downright impressive. Murray won the election based on population density in King County (the Seattle area), which is heavily infiltrated by liberals/progressives, and feminists. Don't understand why Senator Murray rents office space in Spokane, Washington (East of the Cascades) when all her policies and congressional voting record reflect the will of the people West of the Cascades. We are a silent and unheard majority in Eastern Washington.

    November 4, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  7. Doug Woodward

    Ms. Murray please be remined this a vote of voters that are not in your 50 percent camp and that you represent all in the public interest not your close to wallet.
    Be reminded reminded

    November 5, 2010 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  8. Anonymous

    I am so sick of this "Democrat vs Republican" game. It doesn't matter who you are, or what you believe in, or what you believe is right or wrong in our nation.

    Just if you're Democrat or Republican. Why can't we stop playing these games and base politics around what people TRULY want... This is what is wrong with America.

    November 5, 2010 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  9. sye tarpeh

    huge thanks go to my partisan hon rossi:that is excellent democracy.and bravo hon. Patty.long live this democracy!

    November 5, 2010 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  10. Bud

    But, Mich McConnell said the Republicans got a mandate. I guess he was wrong.

    November 5, 2010 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  11. brian ferguson

    I'm glad that Patty beat that Repugnant. She's the real deal, Rossi is a turd, but so are all Repugnants.

    November 5, 2010 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  12. Jess

    Yay! Now will Dino finally realize that the state doesn't want him and slither back into his hole?

    November 5, 2010 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  13. dembutnotdumb

    good mayb a senate controlled by dems can help keep the repubs in check but im not sure two days after a win the congress my gas has went by twenty cents a gallon i guess thats their plan to create jobs america

    November 5, 2010 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  14. FredinVicksburg

    I have always been confident that Patty Murray would win. Dino Rossi is now a three-time loser to female Democrats. Elsewhere, the Republiicans ate their own kind. Many of the Democrats who lost in the House were Blue Dog Democrats who voted with Republicans. The election had the effect of purging the Democratic Party of Blue Dogs. That was most certainly the case in Mississippi.

    November 5, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  15. Vathana Song

    Congratulations on the win. Please do your job and keep your promises.

    November 5, 2010 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  16. Ms T.

    I am so happy for her :))

    November 5, 2010 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  17. Moe

    Sorry Dino, but Washington is lost to communism. Your best hope is to get out before you're put in a labor camp. I used to live there, but got out while I could. Let the libs have it. With luck it and Ore-gone will slide into the ocean with The People's Democracy of Californica.

    November 5, 2010 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  18. eric

    Yessssssssss that just goes to show that republicons have no chance in hell running for high office in blue blue washington

    November 5, 2010 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  19. Foxhole Atheist.

    That sucks. I prefer my senators to be intellectually compromised and morally bankrupt.

    November 5, 2010 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  20. kelly

    rossi lost again ....not too happy with the democrats, but rossi would just be worse

    November 5, 2010 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  21. zip

    Do you realize that if the republicans had won a couple more Senate seats, they would be talking impeachment right now?
    God, this country really is a gigantic trailer park.

    November 5, 2010 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  22. brian ferguson

    Good for Patty, she beat down another Repugnant. Patty's the real deal, Rossi's scum.

    November 5, 2010 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  23. faustino from minnesota

    As a man with out country for the last twintysome years, i learn onething from the politician which is the samething with better sound.

    November 5, 2010 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  24. Michael B

    Patty has pulled it off again. She has done extremely well representing our state and has earned this opportunity to serve its citizens. I have met Patty personally and she is a wonderful person and i wish her the absolute best and congradulate her on re election.

    November 5, 2010 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  25. ThinkAgain

    YAY!!!!!!!!!! As a resident of the Northwest, I have long appreciated everything Senator Murray has done and will continue to do for our region.

    November 5, 2010 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
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