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Senator Patty Murray faces her Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley on the debate stage

The Repub­li­cans have field­ed a Sen­ate can­di­date well drilled in the party’s talk­ing points, in poll-test­ed themes, but vague on specifics of what she would do with the job. Mur­ray has grown a lit­tle less acces­si­ble, but car­ries a clear sense of what she is doing and why. The debate was not a hur­dle and she did not stumble.