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Wash. governor's race tightening

SEATTLE, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A poll of voters in Washington state shows Democrat Christine Gregoire's double-digit lead over Republican Dino Rossi has narrowed to a wafer-thin advantage.

Postal service lacking key funding

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senator charged Thursday that the Bush administration is not funding United States Postal Service programs intended to improve detection of chemical or b
DAVID REYNOLDS, UPI Correspondent

Poll: Murray under 50 percent in new poll

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A new poll finds Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ahead of her likely Republican opponent in the 2004 election -- but with less than 50 percent of the vote.
PETER ROFF, UPI Senior Political Analyst

Democrat joins race for Wash. 5th C.D.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Businessman Don Barbieri has entered the race for Congress in Washington state's open 5th Congressional District.

U.S. will release some port security cash

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Officials from the Department of Homeland Security gave a mixed message Tuesday to lawmakers concerned about port security funding, promising to release one set of funds but warning that another might have to be used to meet cost over-runs in other areas.
SHAUN WATERMAN

The Peter Principles: The Byrd standard

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- All public gaffes by politicians are not created equal. Just compare the experience of Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., to that of Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va.
PETER ROFF, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for April 11, 2003

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UPI's Capital Comment for April 9, 2003

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Senate debates partial birth abortion ban

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Senate sponsors of a ban on so-called "partial birth abortions" contend they have the votes to pass the legislation within the next week. Senate opponents of th
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

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UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 17, 2002

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UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 8, 2002

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Senate, governor's races too close to call

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A majority of the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races are too close to call as Election Day approaches with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

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Senate hearing examines vaccine shortage

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A shortage of childhood vaccines in the United States seems to have improved temporarily after 18 months, although the nation remains vulnerable to future disruptions if the vaccine supply cannot be increased, a new government report concludes.
KATRINA WOZNICKI, UPI Science News
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Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) speaks at a press conference on healthcare reform in Washington on July 23, 2009. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said a vote on healthcare would not happen until this fall. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Patricia Lynn "Patty" Murray (née Johns, born October 11, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Washington and a member of the Democratic Party. Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992, becoming Washington's first female senator. She was re-elected in 1998, 2004 and 2010.

Murray has served as the Senate Majority Conference Secretary since 2007, making her the fourth highest-ranking Democrat and the highest-ranking woman in the Senate.

Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2001 to 2003, Murray assumed the role again in early 2011, for a term ending in 2013. She is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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