Sen. Patty Murray to seek fifth term in 2016

Patty Murray

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Sen. Patty Murray addresses the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 6:56 AM

SEATTLE  -- Sen. Patty Murray says she'll seek a fifth term in 2016.

She told The Seattle Times
that even if Democrats lose their majority she'd rather be in the middle of the debate than yelling at her television.

Murray is 63. She was first elected in 1992 by campaigning as a "mom in tennis shoes."

Completing five terms would give her 30 years in the U.S. Senate, equaling the tenure of Sen. Henry "Scoop" Jackson.

Murray ranks fourth in leadership among Senate Democrats and is a leader on budget issues.
 

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