Mitt Romney Will Win Washington State Caucus
CNN is officially declaring that Mitt Romney will win the Evergreen State’s vote for Republican Presidential Nominee. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are currently racing for second place, though Spokane (who has supported Paul in the past), has yet to report their results.
Even before results started coming in, Washington’s GOP chairman predicted that either Romney or Paul would win, based on their solid campaign. All four nominee hopefuls spent time in the state, which has been considered a pivotal part of the race, as the voting is taking place right before Super Tuesday, when ten states will hold caucuses and primaries for the Republican Nomination.
A win requires a good turnout for supporters, and Kirby Wilbur emphasized that turnout will only happen with a well-organized campaign. He also noted that Gingrich and Santorum, “don’t have the infrastructure, the ground game to follow up on turning the vote out.”
Candidates have since moved on, campaigning in the states that will participate in Super Tuesday. Santorum spoke to a crown in the small town of Blue Ash, Ohio, saying, “This was the industrial heartland of the country. They now refer to it as the Rust Belt. After … I take the corporate tax for manufacturers, eliminate it, cut it to zero — we’re going to be the stainless-steel belt across this country.”
Wilbur likened Washington the the princess of the party, stating that it was the first time a GOP candidate paid attention to the state since at least the 1970s, mostly because the contest used to come after Super Tuesday. Mitt Romeny even addressed a crowd at his campaign event in Bellevue, Washington, stating, “There are a bunch of states that are going to make up their minds on Tuesday, but you guys are first, and so your voice is going to be heard.” Other candidates echoed this sentiment.
Do you think that Mitt Romney’s win in Washington will affect the outcome of Super Tuesday?