Races to watch: Rossi is running in Wash. 

Dino Rossi, R, who ran unsuccesfully for governor of Washington in 2004 and 2008, is already staffing up for the race against Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. With Rossi in, Murray has a real race on her hands. Republicans continue to broaden the playing field for pickups this year. They already have good or excellent opportunities in Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Colorado, North Dakota, and Nevada. They also have their sights set on Democratic seats in Illinois, Pennsylvania, California and now Washington.

At the same time, Republicans will face a challenge defending their own seats in Ohio, Kentucky, and Florida.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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