SEATTLE - Washington's U.S. Senate candidates hit the campaign trail hard on Election Day.
Senator Patty Murray greeted commuters at the Coleman Ferry Dock at Pier 52 in Seattle. Then she was off to Everett and then to Tacoma to meet with volunteers and supporters. On Election Night, the Democratic incumbent will be watching the votes come in at election party at the Westin Hotel in Seattle
And Republican Challenger Dino Rossi started his day at a diner in Spokane. He then headed to Kennewick to wave campaign signs and then it was off to a meet and greet event in Everett. From there, the night ends in Bellevue at Rossi's election night party at the Hilton in what's expected to be a tight race.
"It very well has the potential of being the focus of the nation and particularly the focus of the political world if the Senate control comes down contest between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi," said NBC Political Analyst Mark Murray.
This race is expected to be close and both parties are prepared if there's a recount. They reportedly have lawyers who have worked on high-profile recount dispute on stand-by.