Senate showdown approaching decision time

October 17, 2010 

Republican challenger Dino Rossi, left, and Democratic incumbent Patty Murray wrapped up their road trips Monday as volunteers on both sides lit up phone lines and knocked on doors – even in chilling fall weather – to drum up every vote they could muster.

PHOTOS BY ELAINE THOOMPSON — The Associated Press

She’s become a powerful senator who sends funds back home; he’s a former legislator who thinks it’s time to trim spending.
PATTY MURRAY: She went from a mom in tennis shoes to a lawmaker with considerable influence
DINO ROSSI: The self-made millionaire hopes to take his Olympia experience to Washington, D.C.

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