Murray-Rossi race draws $12M in independent spending Staff
Posted: Oct 28, 2010 2:44 PM
Independent groups have poured more money into the race between Sen. Patty Murray and Dino Rossi than in all but two Senate contests, a flood of spending that reflects both a tight battle and the role of large — and secretive — donors in this year's elections.

Independent groups have paid for more than $12 million in advertising on behalf of either Murray or Rossi, according to the latest tally from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit government watchdog group. Only Colorado and Pennsylvania have had more independent expenditures among the 37 Senate races this year.