Over at Daily Kos, Washington state’s most famous blogger reports that Senator Patty Murray raised another million dollars in the previous quarter — not an astounding number in a U.S. Senate race, but not too shabby considering she still isn’t facing a serious challenger. Murray now has $5.9 million cash on hand… which is about $5.8 million more than her closest opponent.
Meanwhile, two-time loser Dino Rossi continues to spark more interest in the other Washington than he does in this one:
[I]n an interview this week with Roll Call, Rossi said he was completely undecided about the race. He said that he will run if he determines he has more than a 50 percent chance of winning, and he will make a decision on his own timetable before the June filing deadline.
He’ll only run if he determines he has a better than 50 percent chance of winning? Yup, that’s the kinda bold leadership Washington voters are looking for… which perhaps explains why both the Washington Association of Realtors and former Rossi advisor Tony Williams have both recently endorsed Murray.
Considering that there is no evidence that Rossi is reassembling his former campaign staff, and that Rossi clearly doesn’t stand a better than 50-50 chance of knocking off a popular three-term incumbent with a $5.9 million head start in a comfortably Democratic state, I’d say the chances of him running come nowhere close to 50-50.