Nov 5, 2010 — Democratic incumbent Murray was appealing enough to defeat a well- known and financed Republican who had the backing of a Karl Rove-linked group. She's been very effective at bringing back federal money for projects in her state.
Aug 17, 2010 — Today's primary contest in Washington State is known as a "top two" primary: all the candidates appear on the same ballot, and the top two finishers, regardless of party, advance to the November general election.
Aug 16, 2010 — Tea Party-favored candidates have done well in several of the Senate primaries held around the nation so far this year. But as NPR's Martin Kaste reports, the way votes will be cast Tuesday in Washington state is likely to work against the candidate who has the most Tea Party support.
May 28, 2010 — If you're wondering how scary the anti-incumbent tide looks to incumbents, ask any U.S. senator on the ballot this year. But hurry, the species is endangered.
May 27, 2010 — Republicans get what could be a competitive challenger to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.): Dino Rossi, who almost won the governorship in 2004.