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Udauk for Barack

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2008 | 11:53 AM

By Charles Cadwallader

AUSTIN - The historic Victory Grill in East Austin, TX is the home of Texas' first blues club and it was the site of the Obama Early Vote Party celebrating the end of early primary voting in Texas.

While there I met Uduak Ntuk; he's a petroleum...

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Superdelegate Discusses Hillary's Chances of Seating Michigan, Florida Delegates

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2008 | 6:37 PM

"If you're running behind, you need to shuffle the deck a bit," David McDonald said Wednesday of Hillary Clinton's strategy to seat delegates from Michigan and Florida.

"Michigan could and probably will decide to hold a process that complies with DNC rules and elect a slate of delegates that could...

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Uncommitted Superdelegate Reveals Why He's Waiting

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2008 | 6:03 PM

by Devon Mills

Like many Democrats, David McDonald has a decision to make. Unlike many Democrats, however, he doesn't have to make that decision anytime soon.

McDonald is one of Washington State's 17 superdelegates, and one of eight superdelegates who have not yet committed to a candidate.

So why the...

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Rev. Wayne Perryman: GOP Candidate Needs An African American Running Mate

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2008 | 7:27 PM


As caucus-goers began to trickle in Saturday at Mercer Island's Republican caucus, Rev. Wayne Perryman sat alone at his precinct table, eating a sandwich and waiting for the caucus to begin.

Perryman had never been to a caucus before; however his deep concern...

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On the Ground Reporting from Seattle

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2008 | 4:41 PM

OffTheBus members reported from Seattle, Washington before Saturday's primary.

Rev. Wayne Perryman: GOP Candidate Needs An African American Running Mate
As caucus-goers began to trickle in Saturday at Mercer Island's Republican caucus, Rev. Wayne Perryman sat alone at his precinct table, eating a sandwich and waiting for...

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Obama Packs The House In Seattle

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2008 | 1:54 AM

Obama Slide Show

Obama drew a huge crowd for his rally on Friday. 21,000 +. As one person observed, "He's like The f*cking Beatles. This is like when Spice World came out!"

Turn out for the Democratic caucuses earlier today was no less impressive. The above slide show is...

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McCain Wins Washington State GOP Caucus

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2008 | 12:44 AM

By Charles Cadwallader and Will Mari

"We got some more results, and at this point in time, I am prepared to say that Senator John McCain has won," said Luke Esser, Washington GOP chairman.

"It appears that Senator McCain has won the 2008 Washington state Republican caucus," he added.


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"Inspiring" Times in Mercer Island, WA

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2008 | 9:50 PM

By Kathleen Miller

MERCER ISLAND, WA- "Inspiring" was the word used to describe this year's caucus by Ron Feinberg, a Mercer Island resident out caucusing at West Mercer Elementary School.

West Mercer was the location for 13 precincts of Mercer Island, and had an astounding turnout of "around 300," ACC...

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Republican Voters In Seattle Suburbs Lean Toward McCain

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2008 | 6:24 PM

By Brad Zimmerman and Will Mari

The 250 or so people in Discovery Elementary cafeteria are wrapping things up.

A really rough count by organizers at this GOP caucus site gives about 60-70 percent of the vote to McCain, with Huckabee coming in second and Ron Paul third.


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Governor Gregoire: Fired Up And Ready To Go!

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2008 | 5:57 PM

I just had a chance to personally speak to Governor Gregoire and she is very excited about this election.

"This is the most exciting election since I was fired up for Kennedy," she said.

Yesterday she endorsed Barack Obama at his Rally for Change at the Key Arena, a...

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Crowds Large At Mercer Island Caucuses

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2008 | 3:32 PM

MERCER ISLAND, WA- The entrance to the Island Park Elementary School gymnasium was crowded with bodies this afternoon waiting to enter to caucus for the Democratic party.

"We've been extremely conservative for all these years," stated Howard Miller, who has lived on Mercer Island for 51 years. "It's wonderful to...

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McCain Rallys Troops In Seattle

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2008 | 2:18 AM

By Will Mari

Sen. John McCain spoke to a crowd of about 500 at a rally at the Seattle Westin Friday night.

Flanked by five American flags and a phalanx of state Republican leaders, including former Sen. Slade Gorton, former Secretary of State Ralph Munro, Congressman Dave...

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Watch: Inside The Idaho Caucus

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2008 | 2:45 PM

SEATTLE, WA- With channel upon channel of commentators and experts talking about exit poles, coverage was immense for Super Tuesday. CNN even ran coverage through their commercials.

From the ground level in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho you'd think you were at an organized pep rally. Despite a few threats from...

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Romney's Exit Dampens Interest In Washington Caucus

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2008 | 5:23 AM

By Will Mari

With the Washington state caucuses just a day away, much of the news has centered on the tight contest between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton. But Republicans in our state are also getting excited for Saturday's caucuses.

"I don't care if you're Democratic, Republican,...

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Seattle: Clinton Campaign In Full Force

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2008 | 9:08 PM

By Kathleen Miller

SEATTLE, WA- With Super Tuesday's results inconclusive, Hillary Clinton's camp has been hard at work organizing in anticipation of this Saturday's caucus in Washington State. Says Kendee Yamaguchi, the Clinton campaign coordinator for the 41st Legislative District of King County, which includes Mercer Island. "Over the past...

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Mrs. Huckabee Drops In

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2008 | 2:31 AM

So Janet Huckabee, and not her husband, is coming to town on Friday. Mrs. Huckabee will be rallying her husband's troops at Northwest University at noon, according to Dr. Joe Fuiten, Huckabee's state chair.

"We're scrambling to get something together," he said, having only heard of Janet Huckabee's arrival...

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Huckabee Supporters In Washington State Angle For A Candidate Visit

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 1:56 PM

Joe Fuiten, pastor of Cedar Park Church in Bothel and the Huckabee campaign chair for Washington state, said he was pleasantly surprised with last night's results for his man. "It was a great night," he said. "More than we could hope for" [for Huckebee].

The former Arkansas governor won...

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Obama Fever All Around Idaho on Super Tuesday

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 1:37 PM

Coeur d' Alene- North Idaho College

By Laura Mansfield

You can call it Obama Fever, Obama Mania, or just call him Obama-rama. The point is, Barack Obama had a tremendous amount of enthusiastic people turn out in both congressional districts in Idaho yesterday. The results are in, and it was...

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Youth Come Out For Obama in Northern Idaho

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 1:40 AM

By Kathleen Miller

COEUR D'ALENE, ID-- Barack Obama's campaign brought out a wide variety of supporters tonight at the Kootenai County Caucuses in Idaho. With 1,115 ballots submitted, Obama won 27 out of 34 delegates at tonight's contest.

When observing the Obama crowd, one thing in particular stood out. The...

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North Idaho Caucus Preliminary Results In

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2008 | 10:40 PM

By Kathleen Miller and Celia Hunko

Here are the preliminary results for the Kootenai County Democratic Caucus:

Obama: 952
Clinton: 219
Undecided: 95
Edwards: 39

Edwards and Undecided have not met the 15 percent threshold for delegate...

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