Was the ballot position, based on the party nomination, a large factor? If so, that certainly has implications for competitive, down ballot races in the future- work your butt off for the party nomination.
Did Murray have more of a presence at the polls, a better ground game, than the others? Again, with undecideds, it may well be the last name you see.
Could one of the women have beaten Murray, in a one on one race? In other words, did the women’s vote split, allowing Murray a win?
All of the above?
Some consolation can be taken that the candidate that spent the least, won the race.