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March 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Hundreds line up for northeast Seattle caucus

A crowd of hundreds lined up out the door and down the street at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Northeast Seattle Saturday morning as the Republican caucuses began.

Two major candidates were being touted so far by those gathered: Ron Paul and anybody but Barack Obama.

“The real issue is, ‘What can I do to make sure he doesn’t get re-elected?’ said a man who declined to give his name because of his strong feelings on another issue: Islamic extremism.

Bill Mahoney, 51, said Obama’s policies are destroying the family and departing from the Constitution.

The Constitution was a big theme for Ron Paul supporters, some in their 20s, many of whom described themselves as independents.

Steven Mack, a 31-year-old father of two girls he brought with him to caucus, said Paul was antiestablishment, making him unpalatable to major media.

“You go down any street, what signs do you see?” he said. “The only ones I see are Ron Paul. “The people support him.”

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