Washington Republican caucuses and primary, 2008

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Washington Republican caucuses and primary, 2008
Washington (state)
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February 9, 2008 (2008-02-09) (caucus)
February 19, 2008 (primary)
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  John McCain official photo portrait.JPG Huckabee-SF-CC-024.jpg
Candidate John McCain Mike Huckabee
Party Republican Republican
Home state Arizona Arkansas
Delegate count 16 8
Popular vote 3,228/262,304 2,959/127,657
Percentage 25.9%/49.50% 23.52%/24.09%

  Ron Paul, official Congressional photo portrait, 2007.jpg Mitt Romney by Gage Skidmore 6.jpg
Candidate Ron Paul Mitt Romney
Party Republican Republican
Home state Texas Massachusetts
Delegate count 5 0
Popular vote 2,740/40,539 1,903/86,140
Percentage 21.64%/7.65% 15.45%/16.25%

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Results by county.
  John McCain
  Mike Huckabee
  Ron Paul
  Mitt Romney
  Uncommited

The 2008 Washington Republican caucuses were held on Saturday February 9 and the primary on February 19, 2008 to compete 40 total delegates, of which 18 tied to the caucuses, 19 tied to the primary, and 3 unpledged RNC member delegates.[1]

Candidates[edit]

All following candidates appeared on the ballot for voters in Washington:

Caucuses[edit]

Voting in Washington's caucuses closed at 9:00 pm EST February 9.

The Washington Republican Party declared John McCain the winner on the night of the election, after 87% of the votes were counted. Mike Huckabee disputed the results and accused the state party of calling the election prematurely. He demanded a state-wide caucus recount.[2] However, by Tuesday, February 12, the Washington Republicans again declared McCain the winner after 96% of the votes were tallied,[3] and never counted the rest of the votes. [4]

96% of precincts reporting[1]
Candidate State Delegate Percentage Delegates Counties Carries
John McCain 3,228 25.9% 16 11
Mike Huckabee 2,959 23.52% 8 11
Ron Paul 2,740 21.64% 5 9
Mitt Romney 1,903 15.45% 0 4
Uncommitted 1,662 13.49% 0 2
Total 12,320 100% 29 37

Primary[edit]

The primary took place on February 19, 2008.

Official Results[5][1]
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
John McCain 262,304 49.50% 16
Mike Huckabee 127,657 24.09% 8
Mitt Romney* 86,140 16.25% 0
Ron Paul 40,539 7.65% 5
Rudy Giuliani* 5,145 0.97% 0
Fred Thompson* 4,865 0.92% 0
Alan Keyes 2,226 0.42% 0
Duncan Hunter* 799 0.19% 0
Total 529,932 100% 29

* Candidate stopped campaign before primary

Money raised[edit]

The following table shows the amount of money each Republican Party candidate raised in the state of Washington.[6]

Candidate Money Raised
Mitt Romney $689,329
Ron Paul $531,471
John McCain $308,074
Rudy Giuliani $264,788
Fred Thompson $81,208
Mike Huckabee $81,208
Duncan Hunter $15,378

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "RESULTS: Washington". CNN. February 9, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Mike Huckabee wants retraction, caucus recount". The Seattle Times. February 11, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Washington Caucus Updates Show McCain is Still GOP Winner, Despite Huckabee Challenge". FoxNews.com. February 12, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2009. 
  4. ^ Nate Silver (March 2, 2012). "In Washington Caucus, Expect the Unexpected". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "President - Republican Party". Washington Secretary of State. 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  6. ^ "CNN Map: Campaign money race". 

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