Patty Murray campaign asks for 5 bucks

Jun 5, 2010, 8:23 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

Senator Patty Murray, who has raised about $10 million for her re-election campaign according to OpenSecrets.org, is asking for a tiny contribution.

An email blast to Murray’s supporters simply asks for $5. This follows news that Dino Rossi’s campaign for the U.S. Senate raised $600,000 in the first week after he entered the race.

“We all know how Dino’s going to use those dollars,” says Jeff Bjornstad, Murray’s campaign manager. “He’s going to smear Patty and her record of accomplishment on behalf of the people of Washington state.”

The filing deadline for candidates vying for an elected position is June 11th. The state’s top two primary is August 17th.

Here’s Patty Murray’s campaign site and Dino Rossi’s campaign site. Links to others running for this U.S. Senate seat can be found here. State Senator Don Benson has dropped out of the race, and is endorsing Rossi.

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Patty Murray campaign asks for 5 bucks