Senator Murray Visits Kennewick

Senator Murray Visits Kennewick »Play Video
KENNEWICK -- Senator Patty Murray tweeted that it was a "beautiful day in Kennewick," as she didn't waste any time getting back on the campaign trail.

Thursday morning, she stood before a packed house at the Kiwanis building. And in the evening, she was at the Carpenter's Union in Yakima.

Sen. Murray called for more support for vets, money to clean up Hanford, agriculture research funding, and help for small businesses.

And for those who think she's part of wasteful spending, Murray was quick to mention she voted to cut $14 billion from the President's budget.

KEPR asked for her response to people who say the stimulus isn't working.

Murray responed, "The Tri-Cities is one area that we know it has. We've been able to hire thousands of people right here in the Tri-Cities to move ahead the clean-up of Hanford Nuclear Reservation so we can make the footprint of Hanford smaller. In the long run, it will save federal dollars."

The latest returns haven't changed much since primary night. Senator Patty Murray is still hanging onto 46% of the vote. To make sure our coverage is balanced, we also plan to speak to Dino Rossi on Friday as he makes a campaign stop in the Tri-Cities.

Clint Didier is also making an announcement Friday morning from Seattle. He's not offering any clues on what he'll say, just that it's about the Senate race. Some are questioning if he plans to be a write-in candidate.