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Democratic party announced record-breaking state caucus turnout

Post by News Tribune Staff on Feb. 12, 2008 at 6:41 pm |
February 12, 2008 6:41 pm

The State Democratic party says more than 250,000 people turned out for Saturday’s caucuses — more than double the previous record of 100,000.

They figure about 52 delegates will go to Obama and Hillary will get 26.

Update: Pierce County Democratic Chairman Nathe Lawver tells me 20,000 Democrats attended caucuses in Pierce County. In 2004, there were just 7,500.

From what I can tell, Pierce County Republicans had a turnout of 2,211. Of those, 637 signed in for McCain and 677 signed in for Huckabee. When delegates were elected, McCain got 204 and Huckabee got 199.

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