SEATTLE – Republican Dino Rossi says he will be making an online video announcement Wednesday morning about the U.S. Senate race, and it's expected he will declare his candidacy for the seat held by Democrat Patty Murray.
The announcement will be posted on Rossi's website at 7 a.m. PDT.
A GOP source said Monday that Rossi would make his widely anticipated campaign official this week. Rossi has reportedly started hiring a campaign staff.
A University of Washington poll released Monday finds that Rossi, a two-time runner up to Chris Gregoire for governor, would give Murray a tough battle in November.