Sen. Patty Murray is quietly moving up the Democratic ranks after having been called on within the past year to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and to co-chair the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction.
“I think everybody around here loves to speculate on that sort of stuff: Why is this person doing this? What’s in their future? I can tell you with pretty good authority that that is not the game she’s playing. She doesn’t make choices like this based on what’s next,” another top Democratic staffer said. “There’s no crescendo here in the back of her brain, though she is putting herself in a better position to advance her goals and values.”
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