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Susan Hutchison Wins Straw Poll on WSRP Chair Race, Berrigan Second, Van Werven Third

WSRPChairRaceStrawPollResults2013The votes have been tallied and analyzed and former television news anchor Susan Hutchison has taken in NW Daily Marker’s informal online candidate preference straw poll of the race for Washington State Republican Party Chair.

Of 644 votes cast between 9:50 a.m. Wednesday and midnight Thursday when the survey was closed, Hutchison received 222 votes, 34.5% of all votes cast, to top the list of preferred candidates among respondents.

Not surprising to anyone who has watched the groundswell, Clark County Republican operative Christian Berrigan was the second-highest vote-getter with 159 votes (24.7%). Berrigan began the race with primarily Clark County support but has since increased his backing from libertarians.

Current WSRP interim-Chair Luanne Van Werven – whose campaign for the seat has generated a steady stream of key endorsements among voting delegates to the state committee, and who Republican insiders say has lined up the votes she needs to win when members conduct the real vote this Saturday in Spokane – made a third place showing with 122 votes (18.9%).

Rounding out the results among the seven candidates: Grays Harbor State Committeeman James Walsh earned a fourth place finish with 90 votes (14%), state Sen. Pam Roach took 48 votes (7.5%), former state Sen. Lawrence Faulk received 3 votes (0.5%) and Benton County Precinct Committee Officer Lloyd Becker received no votes.

The straw poll was not scientific and so a true margin of error cannot be calculated.

Vote in the NW Daily Marker WSRP Chair Election Straw Poll

UPDATE: Our straw poll has closed. Be sure to check out the results here.

The 117 members of the Washington State Republican Party will vote this Saturday, Aug. 24 to elect a new chair. By voting once in our anonymous straw poll, you can send a message to have your preference heard before the voting delegates make their decision.

The poll will close at midnight Thursday, Aug. 22. The results will be compiled and reported on Friday.

Note: In order to promote fairness, the order of candidate names are randomized in the survey below. This poll is not a scientific survey.

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Christian Berrigan Among the Field in Six-Way Campaign to be Next WSRP Chair

Christian Berrigan, operations director of the Clark County Republican Party, is one of five individuals trying to convince the Washington State Republican Party State Committee that he is the right person to lead the state GOP in the wake of former Chair Kirby Wilbur’s abrupt resignation last month.

“The decision to run for chair was not taken lightly, and while my goals are many, there is one and only one ultimate purpose to my candidacy: To advance our Republican Agenda,” Berrigan wrote in a campaign statement delivered to the 117 voting members of the state committee.

Berrigan identified himself as “a 90s values voter who found comfort in the Tea Party movement and is now positively influenced by my multitude of friends in the Liberty Movement” and mentioned often his desire to bring together factions inside the party.

Berrigan has a handful of endorsements, most notably from state Senator Don Benton (R-Vancouver) and state Rep. Liz Pike (R-Camas) both of whom represent constituents within Clark County.


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