Dino Rossi (born October 15, 1959) is a member of the Washington State Senate. He is an American commercial real estate executive,, two-time Republican candidate for Governor of Washington, and former Republican candidate for United States Senate. His first run for the Governor's mansion in the 2004 election became the closest gubernatorial race in U.S. history; Rossi was certified as Governor-elect before losing a hand recount to Democrat Christine Gregoire. He ran for Governor of Washington again in 2008, losing to Gregoire 47% to 53%.
Rossi began his career in the commercial real estate industry and has continued to invest in and manage income properties. After the 2008 election, Rossi returned his full attention to real estate. During the spring of 2010 there was speculation that Rossi might enter the 2010 Senate race to challenge incumbent Patty Murray. Rossi entered the race on May 26, 2010. On August 17, 2010 Rossi defeated his Republican primary challengers, but lost to incumbent Senator Patty Murray (a Democrat) in the November 2 general election 47% to 52%.
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... Patty Murray Democratic 670,284 (46.22%) Runoff Clint Didier Republican 185,034 (12.76%) Defeated Dino Rossi Republican 483,305 (33.33%) Runoff Second Ballot November 2, 2010 Candidate ... Clint Didier and Dino Rossi were the two main Republicans vying to run against the incumbent Democratic Senator Patty Murray ... Rossi had much greater name recognition, had narrowly lost two races for governor, and was favored by the party establishment ...
... Votes Percentage Democratic Kathleen Drew 8,598 36.21% Republican Dino J ... Rossi 6,563 24.64% Republican Dick Welsh 3,215 13.54% Republican Bob Brady 2,788 11.74% Republican Gwenn Escher 2,581 10.87% November 1992 State Senator District #5 ... Rossi 23,942 47.90% September 1996 State Senator District #5 Primary Party Candidate Votes Percentage Democratic Kathleen Drew 10,331 40.16% Republican Dino J ...
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