WASHINGTON: The Seattle Times: “Republican Dino Rossi will advance to a November matchup with three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray in a race that could determine control of the Senate... Murray received about 46 percent of the statewide vote in early returns, to Rossi's 34 percent.”
Also: Though GOP primary opponent Clint Didier “has said his main goal is to see Murray defeated, he wasn't ready to commit to a Rossi endorsement, saying he wanted to have a ‘sit-down’ first. ‘I've got to see more fire in the belly. I've got to see more conviction,’ Didier said. ‘I'm gonna try to coach Dino up a bit on how to get my followers,’ Didier said, adding that Rossi needs to ‘stand for something other than name ID, because that's what he won this thing on.’”
Roll Call says the Murray-Rossi race “will remain among the most closely watched in the country, as control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome.”
In what will be one of the most closely watched House races of 2010, it’s Democrat Denny “Give ’em” Heck against Jaime Herrera. Heck pulled in 31.5%; Herrera got 27% in this pure toss up race. There were two Democrats, three Republicans, and one independent on the ballot. Republicans in total pulled in 52% of the vote (but with one extra person on the ballot). For full Washington results, click here.
WYOMING: In the state’s GOP primary for governor, former U.S. Attorney Matt Mead narrowly defeated Palin-backed state Auditor Rita Meyer, 29%-28%, or by just 700 votes. Leslie Petersen won the Dem nomination.
Full Wyoming election results, click here.