Democrat Patty Murray Holds On to Her Senate Seat in Washington


Republican challenger Dino Rossi conceded with 82 percent of the vote counted and Murray holding a two-point lead. This leaves the craziness in Alaska — Sarah Palin’s handpicked tea partier versus a Republican incumbent turned write-in versus some Democratic dude named Scott — as the only undecided Senate race. Democrats now have 51 seats in the Senate.

It may seem like a tough loss for Rossi, but it’s not nearly as bad as the gubernatorial race in 2004, which he lost by 133 votes.

Murray holds on to Dem Senate seat in Washington [CNN]