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Dueling Ads in Washington State as Senate Race Heats Up

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Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is facing a tough re-election battle against Republican Dino Rossi. A recent poll shows a close race, and Politico's Shira Toeplitz notes that Murray has already "plowed through more than half of her $7 million campaign war chest last month in preparation for the most competitive re-election challenge of her Senate career."

Rossi came out with his first ad yesterday, a positive bio piece, touting his humble beginnings and hitting the establishment.

Meanwhile, Murray has gone negative with this ad, attempting to tie Rossi to Wall Street and George W. Bush:

The rules in Washington state are odd, in that the primary election is not partisan. The top two vote-getters on Aug. 17 -- regardless of party affiliation -- will advance to the general election. There are other candidates in the race, including former Washington Redskin Clint Didier (who was endorsed by Sarah Palin).

The odds are good that both Murray and Rossi will advance to the general election.

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