Idaho Caucuses
6:34 am
Wed March 7, 2012

High Turnout, High Spirits at Idaho’s Largest Caucus

Ron Paul devotees, like Mary White of Rathdrum, Idaho, turned out in strong numbers for the state's presidential caucuses Tuesday night.
Photo by Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

BOISE, Idaho -- Super Tuesday didn’t deliver the string of decisive victories candidate Mitt Romney surely hoped for. But here in Idaho, there was no contest. Romney took more than 60 percent of the vote. He far outpaced Ron Paul, who finished second. Like Romney’s Idaho victory, the state’s first ever Republican caucus appears to have gone off without a hitch. Molly Messick has this view of how the day unfolded at the largest caucus, in Ada County.

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Oregon Candidate Filing
6:28 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Filing Day In Oregon Paints Bleak Picture For GOP

SALEM, Ore. -- Candidate filings are in for Oregon's May primary. As Oregon Public Broadcasting's April Baer reports, Republican candidates will be scarce in some statewide races.

The state Republican party hasn't found candidates to run for State Attorney General or State Treasurer. A Republican surgeon from Bend, Knute Buehler, will run for Secretary of State against incumbent Democrat Kate Brown, who faces a primary challenge from Paul Damian Wells.

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Washington Caucuses
6:59 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Robust Turnout, Tense Moments As Republicans Caucus For President

Three times the expected crowd turned out for a multi-precinct caucus gathering in Olympia on Saturday.
Photo by Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington’s Republican caucuses over the weekend gave Mitt Romney a boost going into Super Tuesday. The straw poll was non-binding, but it still attracted robust turnout from Republicans. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has this wrap up from both sides of the Cascades.

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Washington Caucuses
6:41 am
Mon March 5, 2012

GOP Caucuses Are Finished, But the Voting Is Not Over

Olympia's Republican caucus on Saturday.
Photo by Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

OLYMPIA -- Record numbers of Republicans in Washington turned out to select delegates and cast votes in a non-binding presidential straw poll this weekend. Mitt Romney was the clear winner, followed by Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. But it will be months before the campaigns know exactly how many delegates they can count on from Washington State. Deborah Wang has this look ahead.

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GOP Caucus
4:27 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Romney Stumps Before Washington GOP Caucuses

Former Governor Mitt Romney.
Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore Wikimedia commons

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney campaigned before a capacity crowd in Bellevue Friday morning. He urged supporters to take their enthusiasm and use it to help him in the GOP precinct caucuses Saturday.

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Santorum Rally
6:09 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Santorum Rallies Supporters In Pasco, Wash.

Supporters pressed close in Pasco, Wash., to hear Santorum speak Thursday night.
Photo by Anna King Northwest News Network

PASCO, Wash. – Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum flew into Pasco in south central Washington Thursday to rally supporters before the state’s Republican caucus on Saturday. Some wore cowboy hats and boots. Others were fresh off work from the Hanford nuclear site. Correspondent Anna King was there.

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Northwest Republicans
6:11 am
Wed February 22, 2012

GOP Voters Learn The Ropes Of Caucusing

Josh Romney encourages Spokane Valley voters to support his dad on caucus day, March 3, in Washington state.
Photo by Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

SPOKANE, Wash. - Some Republican voters in the Northwest have more to figure out than just which presidential candidate to vote for. They’re figuring out how to vote in a caucus. And as Jessica Robinson reports, the different campaigns want to make sure their supporters know how it works.

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Ron Paul Rally
6:17 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Crowd Welcomes GOP Hopeful Ron Paul to Moscow

A University of Idaho fraternity welcomes Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul.
Glenn Mosley Northwest News Network

MOSCOW, Idaho -- GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul brought his libertarian message to the college town of Moscow, ID, Friday. Northwest Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports.

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Republican Rally
6:22 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Ron Paul Draws Huge Crowd at Seattle Rally

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Photo souce: Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke to a packed house of supporters at a rally in SeaTac Thursday night. Paul is trying to galvanize Washington voters for the state's March 3rd caucuses. From KUOW in Seattle, Ann Dornfeld reports.

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Washington Santorum Rally
6:41 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Santorum Rally Draws Supporters, Opponents, Undecided

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum
Photo credit Northwest News Network

TACOMA, Wash. – Several hundred people gathered at the Washington Historical Museum in Tacoma Monday to get a glimpse of Rick Santorum on a campaign swing through the Northwest. In the crowd were supporters, opponents and undecided voters. Azusa Uchikura reports from Tacoma.

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