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Patty Murray to seek fifth Senate term

SEATTLE — U.S. Senator Patty Murray is making plans for 2016.

Patty MurrayThe Seattle Times reported that the Bothell native will seek a fifth term in the Senate. Murray is one of the Senate’s longest-serving politicians and one of the most powerful Democrats in Washington, D.C.

She ranks fourth in leadership among Senate Democrats and recently developed the two-year budget deal with Representative Paul Ryan, R-Wis, the House Budget Committee Chairman.

As Murray told The Seattle Times, when people ask her why she wants to keep serving in the Senate, she replies that standing right in the middle of the debate in D.C., fighting for the people of her home state, is where she would rather be. However, she pointed out that she only works in D.C., and spends many weekends at home on Whidbey Island.

Murray was first elected in 1992. In 2010, she had her most narrow re-election victory when she beat Republican Dino Rossi with 52 percent of the vote.

If Murray is re-elected in 2016, she will have served 30 years in the Senate by the end of that term.

7 comments

  • Mike

    Washington State DoD Employees. Remember, her inability as a Senate leader caused you to take an 11 day furlough wihout pay. So do you want to vote for her again?

  • The World is Ending

    She will get reelected, because the mostly young liberal voters that blindly support her and other democrats, have no idea what they are actually voting for, they just hear let's punish business and success, and reward those that would rather work minimum wage "starter" dead end jobs, and spend the rest of their time on social media with their "friends" and playing playing computer games rather than working to improve themselves. Liberalism stands to strive for mediocrity. Those who have this mindset don't think that those who work hard to better themselves should be rewarded but should be brought down and those who have no motivation to work and sacrifice to eventually improve themselves should be elevated so that they are both equal. No I am not rich, I admit that I am somewhat lazy, and I should not be rewarded like someone who has more ambition than me.

  • Jim

    I certainly hope there are no Veterans that vote for her. She is the elected official that wrote the bill that the President just signed, taking away a portion of retired military pay and VA disability pay.

  • Joe

    Oh Joy! I hopes she get another term and promise us her powerful statments like she gave before that Obama care will lower costs, and if you like your insurance you can keep it period! You can keep your doctor and the quality will go up too… This old hag lives in Disneyland.

  • Nancy

    Four terms is four too many! Please, voters of her district, do not allow this woman to return to the US Senate for a fifth term. Enough is enough!1

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