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Patty Murray touts Senate record, while Chris Vance says she’s part of gridlock


Patty Murray is Washington’s senior U.S. senator and has mostly coasted to re-election over four terms, but Chris Vance thought 2016 was a prime opportunity to defeat the Democrat.

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