PRESS RELEASES from Washington State Republican Party

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Contact: Luke Esser
206-575-2900

Sen. McCain Wins Republican Precinct Caucuses in Washington State
Gov. Huckabee finishes a strong second
 
Tukwila, WA…Washington State Republican Party Chairman announced tonight that Senator John McCain has won the 2008 Republican precinct caucuses in Washington State.  With 87.2 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Sen. McCain leads the GOP field with 25.5 % of delegates.  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took 23.7 %, Texas Congressman Ron Paul 20.6 %, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won 16.5 %.  Approximately 12.7 % of delegates reported their preference as “uncommitted”, while another 1.1% reported their preference as “other.”

Washington State Party Chairman Luke Esser released the following statement this evening, “What a great day for Washington Republicans.  They came out in full force today to support their candidates, and to make their voices heard.  Congratulations to Sen. McCain for a hard-fought win, his second caucus victory in the 2008 presidential nomination process.   And congratulations to Gov. Huckabee for his strong second-place finish.”

The percentages reflect the preferences of delegates who were chosen at precinct caucuses around the state earlier today.  A final report is not expected to be available until Monday, February 11.
 

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Contact: Luke Esser
206-575-2900

Near-Final Results of Washington's Republican Precinct Caucuses
McCain Holds On For Win In Washington

Tukwila, WA…The following are the near-final results of Washington's Republican Precinct Caucuses. With 99.99% of precincts reporting, Sen. McCain has 25.3% of the delegates, Gov. Huckabee 23.2%, Congressman Paul 21.5%, Gov. Romney 15.5%, Uncommitted 13.5%, Other 1.1%. The differences between this report and the one issued last Monday night are as follows: 1) New numbers from Jefferson County, 2) Additional numbers from Snohomish County, 3) Additional and corrected numbers from Pierce County, 4) Corrected numbers from Douglas County (previous numbers indicated the preference of caucus attendees, not caucus delegates).

Attention now turns to Tuesday's presidential primary. The Washington State Republican Party will count the votes cast in the primary and use them to allocate roughly half of our delegates to the Republican National Convention. The Democrats are ignoring the primary and urging voters to ignore it.
 

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