Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul took a four-city tour through the state of Washington with stops in Vancouver, Seattle, Spokane and Richland. He was greeted with large enthusiastic crowds at his rallies in each city. In each city, organizers are working to get the attendees to become participants in the March 3 Republican caucus in the state.
His mostly volunteer campaign workers have a larger presence in Washington than any other Presidential candidate. They have been out doing nuts and bolts politics by identifying Ron Paul supporters, teaching them how to participate in the caucus process and encouraging them to get out on March 3. In this process, they have been reaching out to independent voters who previously have not thought of themselves as Republicans