Archive for May 26th, 2010

May 26, 2010

Rossi Announces Run Against Murray

by lewwaters

Dino Rossi ended his long silence on whether or not he will enter the race against Patty Murray this morning by announcing his entry into the race with a video message placed on his website, DinoRossi.com

Rasmussen polls place Rossi nearly neck and neck with Senator Murray, but many comments from voters around the state aren’t as supportive as the polls indicate.

Some speculation has been expressed that others who have been campaigning would drop out and get in behind Rossi, if he announced.

State Senator Don Benton last evening stated he welcomes Rossi’s entry and looks forward to debating today’s issues with him.

Previously, Clint Didier has stated he is in the race to win and will remain in to the end.

Rossi is a Washington State Republican Party favorite, but to date, Didier seems to have raised the most funds and gained the most support. PAul Akers is second with Benton is third over all.

Democrats began slinging mud towards Rossi earlier in May, earning her the new nickname of the Mom in Muddy Tennis Shoes, a play off of her successful Mom in Tennis Shoes meme when she ran for the US Senate.

There is little doubt, though, that Murray is a formidable opponent with a campaign war chest totally some $5 Million and you can rest assured the Democrats plan on fighting hard to keep this little tax happy lady in office.

Whether or not Rossi is the one to unseat her remains to be seen.

You can sign up for updates to Rossi’s bid at DinoRossi.com