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Paul Attracts 2300 In Spokane

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul works the crowd at the front of the ballroom at the Spokane Convention Center Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 after a rally for his campaign. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul works the crowd at the front of the ballroom at the Spokane Convention Center Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 after a rally for his campaign. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul works the crowd at the front of the ballroom at the Spokane Convention Center Friday after a rally for his campaign. More than 2000 attended the rally. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley)

 

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may not have won a state primary yet, but he remains a favorite to win Spokane County. A standing-room-only crowd of about 2,300 shouted their support for Paul during his 45-minute speech Friday evening at the Spokane Convention Center. Paul is the second Republican presidential candidate to visit the Inland Northwest this week as Washington and Idaho prepare for their presidential caucuses early next month. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum spoke to about 600 supporters in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday. Paul, who was introduced by state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, started his speech pointing to his strong base of support. In 2008, Paul finished first in the caucuses in Spokane County, capturing 46 percent of the vote/Jonathan Brunt, SR. More here.

Question: Anyone attend the Ron Paul rally in Spokane? Thoughts?




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