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WA - Future of state GOP may be decided in precinct battles

"Winners of the least visible contests in the primary could change the direction of the Republican Party in Snohomish County and even the state.

To the victors will also go the important spoil of picking leaders for the county party later this year and the state GOP in January.

That's what motivated libertarian-minded backers of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and fans of conservative former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum to seek precinct seats in Snohomish County and across the state. For many, it meant taking on fellow Republicans backed by the establishment, including incumbent precinct officers.


Paul supporters know they won't win them all. They only need to win enough to be a numeric force in December when all the precinct officials gather to elect new leaders for the county party.

"We did well," said Michelle McIntyre of Everett, a vocal Paul supporter and a victorious precinct candidate. "The Ron Paul people and the other conservatives are going to have a strong presence at the reorganization meeting."


In King County, the insurgent threat rattled a few nerves. The King County Republican Party endorsed candidates for precinct committee officer then mailed voters a postcard -- funded by the Washington State Republican Party -- with their recommendation.

Party bosses consider the insurgency large enough for worry yet too small for fear. They said they expect Paul backers will get their hands on a few levers of power but not enough to pull off an overthrow come January."

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King County PCO results

I compared the KCGOP's "recommended candidates" (http://www.kcgop.org/recommended-candidates-for-precinct-com...) with the elections results, and the numbers show that the KCGOP succeeded in electing 134 out of 180 PCOs. There were 4 ties (which may have changed since I checked the results) and that leaves 42 elected PCOs that were NOT recommended by Lori Sotelo.

Here's a link to the Reagan Wing if you would like to know more about how the GOP succeeded so well: http://thereaganwing.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/wilbur-gets-in...

Personally, I found it curious that many Liberty PCO candidates that signed up for uncontested races within hours before the deadline were somehow challenged by establishment folks at the last second.

I am a Ron Paul PCO from King County, WA.

But we had very little success at the Washington State Republican Convention because Kirby Wilbur and his ilk made damned sure the Ron Paul supporters were kept at bay.

And I got to hand it to him and the King County GOP - They did one hell of a job of it.

We got 5 whole delegates out of 43 possible.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Hell contracted with Kirby Wilber, and he served them well

I'm not sure how many pieces of silver, or FRN's, he sold himself for; but Wilber's way of getting things done at the WA State Convention had inspiration from below written all over it.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

It is time to make sure

that every Ron Paul PCO shows up with bells on their feet to vote in a whole new leadership. Publicize the meeting date and call everybody to make sure that they can go! Get car pools going in advance!


not official yet till 22nd or

not official yet till 22nd or so? it says on the top of the page...

Michelle is under Everett PCO 15, she is winning so far.

Richard Sanders, supreme court pos 9.
The only constitutional choice, cause he is still upsetting King and Snohomish County DA's with his rulings... lmao... And he will be back, the most feared of Judges by DA's in our state. Or should I say the biggest pain in the backside for DA's in our state, if it don't fly with our constitution, it will never fly by Judge Sanders.
bahaha.. Vote Sanders!

I am one of those King County PCO's

Nobody ran against me.So far,I don't know how many others there are.

Numerous violations by the party elite...

as they spend party money illegally to support their own personal re-election bids... to keep themselves in power!

There is no clearer example of party corruption than a party which solicits money and spends it on themselves!

It is illegal! It is corrupt. It is unethical and violates most bylaws!

It is called embezzlement!

My county is making headway!

Yakima County made great strides in the PCO race. I ran as a first time PCO thanks to Dr. Paul and went uncontested (YES). Lots of work to be done still, but we are well organized and fired up. Best part is the establishment is already showing signs that they aren't too excited to see us at "their" meetings. ;) Great news from King County!

Great to hear. Any idea how

Great to hear. Any idea how many spots were won by Paul supporters?


We won just over half of the contested...

I think we are just shy of a majority from the PCO's we know, but there were a lot of new PCO's that were elected over some establishments that could very well be more liberty oriented fringe types that we are interested in getting to know. Nice thing about new guys... is they feel more comfortable hanging out with the new guys. Our group is going to make it clear we would like to "hangout". We have some ideas we are working on and things are looking exciting!


good to see Michelle McIntyre making some headlines!

-quiet engineer

SEA 11-1928

Well, for the first time in 4 years I was challenged on the primary ballot for my precinct. Yes, I won reelection:)