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March 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Romney leads in early caucus results

Update 11 p.m.: With more than 95 percent of the precincts reporting Saturday night, Romney collected 38 percent of the vote in the presidential straw poll, with Ron Paul just edging out Rick Santorum for second place with about 25 percent. Newt Gingrich trailed at 10 percent. read more Original post: Mitt Romney leads in…

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March 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Report: 1,500 turned away from Kennewick caucus

The Tri-City Herald reports overcrowding at the Kennewick Convention Center caused an estimated 1,500 people to be turned away from Republican caucuses there. Republican officials said they’d expected 2,000 people at the site, but more than 3,000 showed up, packing the venue and spilling outside. According to the Herald: “We where overwhelmed,” said Tony Benegas of West…

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March 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

#wacaucus Tweets and photos

Thousands of people jammed Washington’s Republican precinct caucuses early Saturday, with reports of standing-room-only crowds at many locations. Here’s a look at the reaction on Twitter across the state. [do action=”march-3-gop-caucuses”/]

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March 3, 2012 at 12:41 PM

SeaTac caucus participants debate Paul's electability

The Republican faithful of south King County wrapped up the straw poll amid good turnout. Erin Sitterley, a precinct officer for the McMicken Heights neighborhood of SeaTac, said she was alone in the 2008 presidential caucuses. This year, Sitterley was joined by three others: a Ron Paul true believer and two somewhat reluctant Romney voters. Sitterley, who ran…

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March 3, 2012 at 12:41 PM

SeaTac caucus participants debate Paul’s electability

The Republican faithful of south King County wrapped up the straw poll amid good turnout. Erin Sitterley, a precinct officer for the McMicken Heights neighborhood of SeaTac, said she was alone in the 2008 presidential caucuses. This year, Sitterley was joined by three others: a Ron Paul true believer and two somewhat reluctant Romney voters. Sitterley, who ran…

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March 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Sammamish caucuses going Romney's way

Mitt Romney appears to be winning a strong victory among Republican voters on the Sammamish Plateau. Although total numbers haven’t yet been tallied, many of the 52 precincts caucusing at Discovery Elementary School were going for Romney in landslide proportions. Among those writing their preferences in the Brookshire precinct’s straw poll, nine supported Romney, while one preferred…

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March 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Sammamish caucuses going Romney’s way

Mitt Romney appears to be winning a strong victory among Republican voters on the Sammamish Plateau. Although total numbers haven’t yet been tallied, many of the 52 precincts caucusing at Discovery Elementary School were going for Romney in landslide proportions. Among those writing their preferences in the Brookshire precinct’s straw poll, nine supported Romney, while one preferred…

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