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Dino Rossi has to make up his mind in Washington State…..

Dino Rossi needs to make up his mind if he wants to get into the US Senate from Washington State….

Daniel has mentioned several times correctly that Rossi would be a strong candidate against the state’s sitting Senator Pat Murray (D )….But agin…The Dog thinks this is a guy ( he has four young kids ) that would rather not be making the trip to DC…….

Dino Rossi family

Sen. John Cornyn from Texas , who is recruiting for the GOP is growing impatient…and that could just about be the thing that turns Rossi from doing the run anyways…..

Stay tuned……

Cornyn said Rossi has only a few more weeks to decide whether to challenge Murray, the Senate’s fourth-highest ranking Democrat, whom polls show could be vulnerable to a Rossi campaign.

Washington state law allows until 5 p.m. on June 11 for U.S. Senate candidates to file their campaign paperwork, but Cornyn said if Rossi takes all of that time to decide it would make it nearly impossible to recruit another candidate on short notice.

“I think he’s interested. He’s a good, strong fiscal conservative, and the recent polling that’s been done has him beating her. And we need some reinforcements,” Cornyn said.

“I’ve been urging him to make a decision sooner rather than later because there’s a practical problem with not having enough time to do what you need to do before the election.”

Recent polls show Murray leading Rossi in a potential match-up.

A March 22-23 DailyKos poll of 600 likely voters put Murray up by 11 points, but an April 6 Rasmussen poll of 500 likely voters put her up by only two points. Murray leads four other potential GOP opponents by larger margins.

Rossi told The Hill he is doing his “due diligence” and strongly considering the race. He has worked at a commercial real estate firm since his unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 2008.

More……..

April 18, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Family, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , ,

24 Comments »

  1. I’ve an Article to back up “The Dogs” Piece.

    See here:

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/04/18/1152314/gop-money-sits-on-sidelines-while.html

    Read the last sentence.

    “Rossi is reportedly waiting for one more poll – currently being conducted. He said his “drop-dead date” for deciding is 4:59 p.m. June 11 – the end of the state’s candidate filing period”.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. BUT Rossi said

    “But it won’t take that long,” he said.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  3. I don’t think he’s gonna run…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  4. that’s why I used the family picture…..

    I give him props for that….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Yeah, you try EVERYTHING to discourage Republicans from running. That’s right from James Carville’s Playbook.

      Comment by Daniel G. | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  5. Honestly I don’t think we need Rossi to beat Murray. She’s vulnerable enough to lose to one of the other Candidates.

    A recent SUSA Poll done just last week pegged her Approval at 46-48 see here:

    http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=40af79f1-dbef-4c23-a9e4-d9cd1b225332

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 18, 2010 | Reply

    • I see…she has going down..but she’ll hold on…and I wasn’t trying be cute…the guy has taken this long to ‘think about it’?

      Come on..he doesn’t want to leave his family… and spend his time in the ‘cess poll of Washington’ that’s him talking…take him at his word…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

      • That’s why I say we don’t need him. Murray will lose regardless I think.

        Boxer & Murray will both lose this year.

        Comment by Daniel G. | April 18, 2010

  6. Secondly james you could argue that Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) who is up for Re-Election in 2012 is considerably more vulnerable than Murray.

    2012 Washington State:

    Governor

    AG Rob McKenna – Gov. Gregoire

    Senate

    Rossi or Reichert – Sen. Cantwell

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  7. things are up in the air all around………

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  8. james,

    ANYWAYS you’ll lose the Senate in 2012 BUT you keep Obama. I would love that.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  9. Both Boxer and Murray are above their rivals…both have lost numbers..lets see what the future brings….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  10. Not so fast…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  11. lol, hoping for another of the gop’s top tier candidate decline a top tier senate race.

    Comment by Terry Green | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  12. I rest my case….

    BBQ time I’ll be in and out……

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  13. be cafeful james. daniel is hijaking your website as his own. don’t let him do it.lol.

    Comment by Terry Green | April 18, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s completely out of context.

      Comment by Daniel G. | April 19, 2010 | Reply

  14. Daniel is helping…again….. I am always looking for people to defend the Dem’s…..I haven’t had any takers yet….

    BBQ time…

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  15. I would do more to defendd the dems but between working a lot and helping my ailing wife I can’t. Plus linking and blogging political stories and race is tough and time cosuming. Commenting a little is all I have time for.

    Comment by Terry Green | April 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Thank you for your time…..

      Keep coming back as much as you can…….

      Comment by jamesb101 | April 18, 2010 | Reply

  16. Boxer is ONLY up against Fiorina. Against Campbell the Race is statistically TIED.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/ca/california_senate_boxer_vs_campbell-1160.html#polls

    Field & PPIC have Campbell up 1. That tells me a lot.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 19, 2010 | Reply

  17. He, he, he……+! and +2……with the MOE …yes tied…..you’re begnning to sound like me!…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 19, 2010 | Reply


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