Dem Patty Murray Wins Senate Seat In Washington

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Dino Rossi conceded about an hour ago and gave Patty Murray her 4th term in the Senate.

From The Seattle Times comes the reality:

As of Thursday evening, Murray was leading Rossi by more than 45,000 votes, taking 51 percent to Rossi’s 49 percent. That’s up from a 14,000-vote lead on Election Day.

According to a Seattle Times analysis, Rossi would need to get about 54 percent of the estimated 591,000 uncounted ballots statewide to overcome Murray’s lead.

But nearly 264,000 of those ballots are in King County. Murray’s already commanding lead there has only expanded since Election Day. She took 68 percent of the 69,000 King County ballots counted Thursday.

And there it is. Washington stays with the Dems.