Patty Murray - Controversies

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In 2009, CNN ran a story about an earmark secured by Senator Murray for Infinia Corporation.  Infinia is headquartered in Washington state and the $3 Million dollar earmark was established to create a solar powered engine to make hot water and electricity for troops. Infinia has donated roughly $10,000  to Senator Murray's re-election campaign in the last two years and questions were raised about a possible Quid Pro Quo. CNN Storyyoutube_id_number=GKakNoLC7Q4 ...

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On August 2, 2006, the New York Times ran a story which discussed an increasing problem that Senators were having with elevator privacy.  That article referenced an incident reported in another paper which stated that Senator Stom Thurmond had once "excessively touched" Senator Murray.  The original article could not be found. The articleThe elevators in the Senate building have a button that allows for Senators to call the elevator to go to and from the Senate flo ...

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While talking to a high school class in 2002, Senator Murray made remarks which seemed to be pointing to Osama bin-Laden as a model to win the hearts and minds of middle eastern people, and derogatory of US actions.  Senator Murray explained that the remarks were simply meant to get the class members thinking.  Opponents seized on the remarks as naive and ran attack ads using video from the discussion. The remarksOn December 18, 2002, Senator Patty Murray was speaking to an ...