The Digital Journalist
© Melina Mara
Senior Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) leaves her office on Capitol Hill, followed by her chief of staff, Rick Desimone, after a staff meeting. Growing in prominence in her party, Murray was chosen in 2002 to head the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, raising a record $129 million. She was the first woman ever to hold that position. (March 2001)