Friday, June 09, 2006

Twelve things we can do to help Romney

My name is Shawn and I will help Casey with the blog. I live in Everett and I am an avid Romney supporter. I hope that I can positively contribute to the site by posting my thoughts on how Romney can help Washington State and how we can help Romney in Washington State.

I found a great article on the Iowans for Mitt Romney blog: http://iowansformitt.pbwiki.com/How%20to%20Help%20Mitt%20Romney%20Win%20the%20GOP%20Nomination

I personally will do some of these things and I encourage others to do the same.

3 Comments:

Blogger Two Plus Two said...

Thanks Shawn, it's great to have you here. I updated the blog so you have full access now.

12:05 PM, June 09, 2006  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

Thanks for linking to my list! I think that helping to mobilize this early will help Gov. Romney immensely (and also keep others out of the race).

7:07 PM, June 10, 2006  
Anonymous RP98007 said...

Here is something VERY IMPORTANT. And the deadline for acting is July 24 to 28, 2006. Become a Republican PCO so you can support Mitt Romney in the March 2008 precinct caucuses in Washington.

In 2008, either 100% or 2/3 of the GOP delegates from Washington will be selected by the caucus system. GOP party rules provide for 1/3 to be chosen by a primary, provided that we have a primary.

In 2004, the Democrats got the legislature to eliminate the presidential primary for that year. Democrats don't choose any of their delegates from primary results. This may likely happen again in 2008, since the GOP leadership doesn't like the primary that much either (if the Democrat primary is meaningless, lots of folks can cross over).

But at the minimum, 2/3 of delegates come from the precinct caucuses.

GOP rules automatically make the PCO -- precinct committee officer -- a delegate. Additional delegates are allowed based on GOP voting strength in the precinct. In practice, PCO's tend to be at least 25% of the delegates chosen at the precinct level.

However, only about 1/3 of the 6,600+ precincts in Washington have Republican PCO's. Generally, if a vacancy exists, the county GOP chair can appoint to fill it, and will normally appoint the first person who expresses interest.

But the PCO's are elected for two year terms in the September primary. The next primary election for this is September 19, 2006, and qualifying is set for the week of July 24 to 28, 2006.

If you file for PCO, odds are that you will be elected from your precinct without any opposition. If not, then you have a 50/50 chance of winning in September (and no public humiliation if the other person wins). You will be serving in that position in March 2008 when the presidential precinct caucuses are held in Washington.

So please go down to your county courthouse, visit the Auditor's Office (in King County, the Elections Office) during business hours in the week of July 24 to 28, 2006, fill out a PCO declaration of candidacy, and pay your $1.00 filing fee.

1:15 PM, June 22, 2006  

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