Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama drew 246,000 Washington Democrats – about 14,000 more than Saturday’s contest.
Still, precincts from Seattle to Vancouver reported huge turnout at the Democratic caucus.
Jamal Raad is the spokesman for the Washington state Democratic Party. He says visits from the candidates last week increased interest in the caucus.
“Washington doesn’t usually get this much attention," Raad said. "So, folks were happy that we were in a place in the calendar where a lot of attention was paid to Washington state.”