Patty Murray: 2012 starts now

Dec 10, 2010, 2:26 AM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

U.S. Senator Patty Murray isn’t wasting time raising money now that she’s in charge of the committee that helps elect fellow Democrats.

“We have a lot of work to do and 23 Democratic seats to retain,” Murray writes in an email sent out to all of her supporters yesterday. One of those 23 is Senator Maria Cantwell.

She’s asking for $5 up to $2,400 or any amount you’d like to fill in the blank.

“Here in Washington state, we accomplished something very rare in 2010: We fought off a well-funded challenger fueled by right-wing rhetoric and massive out-of-state, special interest funding,” Murray says. “In fact, we were the target of the most spending by shadowy right-wing front groups in any Senate race — and we won.”

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