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August 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Patty Murray to speak at Democratic convention

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week, her office said Thursday night.

Details were not immediately released. First elected to her seat in 1992, Murray has risen in influence and is now the fourth-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate. This year, she also is heading the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, charged with fighting to retain the party’s majority.

Sen. Patty Murray

The only other announced Washington state speaker at the convention will be Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal, who is expected to┬ámake the case for┬áPresident Obama’s business and economic policies.

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