Coday drops out of Senate race, endorses Rossi

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by KING5.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM

SEATTLE – Dino Rossi's entrance into the race for U.S. Senate against Patty Murray has caused one candidate to drop out.

Dr. Art Coday announced in a press release Friday he would be throwing his support behind Rossi, a Republican, in the campaign to unseat Murray, a Democrat.

"… my primary goal has always been the defeat of three-term incumbent Senator Patty Murray," said Coday. "It is clear to me that Dino Rossi has the best chance to defeat Senator Murray, so I am suspending my campaign and enthusiastically endorsing Dino Rossi for U.S. Senate."

Rossi, a former state senator and two-time runner up for Washington Governor, announced his candidacy Wednesday. He had been strongly recruited by the Republican Party.

Recent polls show the campaign is a virtual dead heat. A new Rasmussen poll shows that Murray leads Rossi, 48 percent to 47 percent.

The other remaining Republicans in the race are state Senator Don Benton; businessman Paul Akers; chiropractor Sean Salazar; and former NFL player Clint Didier.

As for Coday, he says he now plans to run for the open State Representative position in Washington's 32nd District.

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