A Senate Conservatives Fund press release:

Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Conservatives Fund, announced the endorsement of businessman and former state senator Dino Rossi for U.S. Senate in Washington. "Dino Rossi is a principled conservative who will help us take our country back. He will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are bankrupting our country," said Senator DeMint. "Dino understands the stimulus bill was a failure, he will fight to repeal the health care takeover, and he will help us pass a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. "When I met with Dino a couple months ago, he made it clear he was only interested in running if Republicans were serious about saving our country from fiscal collapse. I've studied his record and his positions on the key issues, and it's clear that he will stand up to the establishment in both parties. Dino is exactly the kind of leader people in Washington and all across America want in the Senate. Dino is in an uphill fight against an entrenched incumbent but I am confident he can win this race. "The Senate Conservatives Fund will do everything it can to help Dino Rossi. We're going to make sure voters in Washington hear his message and that freedom-loving Americans across the country support his campaign." A July 16th Rasmussen Reports survey showed Dino Rossi leading his Democratic opponent, Senator Patty Murray. Rossi has attracted substantial support from grass roots conservatives throughout Washington. A King5 News survey released on June 30 showed Rossi leading his closest Republican primary opponent by 28 points. Democrats are so worried about Dino Rossi that President Obama recently announced plans to attend a fundraiser for Murry on August 17. The Senate Conservatives Fund is a political action committee dedicated to helping elected principled leaders to the United States Senate. SCF supports underdog candidates who are often overlooked or even opposed by the Washington establishment. In addition to Dino Rossi, SCF has endorsed Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania, Marco Rubio in Florida, Rand Paul in Kentucky, Ken Buck in Colorado, Mike Lee in Utah, Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Ron Johnson in Wisconsin.