U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi made the following statement regarding the Washington Senate race:
“This evening, I called Senator Murray to offer my congratulations on her re-election to the U.S. Senate.
“I ran for the Senate because I believe we need a basic course correction from where Washington, D.C. has been taking us and to make sure this country is as free, as strong and as prosperous in the future as it has been in the past to preserve the best of America for future generations.
“That was a message that found a very receptive audience all across this state, though not quite receptive enough."
It now seems clear that Republicans will control 47 Senate seats when the new Congress convenes in January -- regardless of the outcome in Alaska.