31st District Republican caucuses draw a large gathering at North Tapps Middle School and Auburn High | Slideshow

discussions surrounding key Republican issues, an opportunity to hear from Republican candidates and the selection of delegates to the March 17 legislative caucuses. There also will be a non-binding straw poll, where attendees will offer their personal choice to be the Republican candidate for president.

Steve Garman asks the group questions during the Pierce County 31st District Republican caucus at North Tapps Middle School Saturday. Raising her hand on the left is Kathy May

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney came out on top in the state Republican caucus Saturday according to numbers released by the party.

The caucus at North Tapps Middle School brought out a larger than expected crowd. Volunteers at the school estimated about 800 people attended. At the 10 a.m. start time for the event there was a

long line waiting to register

During the activities there were discussions surrounding key Republican issues.

The caucus in Auburn for the King County 31st District residents drew about 280 according to volunteers.

 

The state Republican Party send out the following results.

 

Caucus Results
As of 3:30 PM The Washington State Republican Party has received confirmation of 3,847 votes from 15 counties. These are partial results.

 

 

Candidate Votes Percentage
Newt Gingrich 495 12.87%
Ron Paul 1,035 26.90%
Mitt Romney 1,213 31.53%
Rick Santorum 938 24.38%
Undecided 166 4.31%


 

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