For the first time in decades, Republican caucus-goers in Washington state may have a real say in who runs for president.
"We have always been the ugly sister who never gets invited to the dance," Washington state Republican Party Chairman Kirby Wilbur said. "But this year we're the princess, and we really like it."
All of the remaining four GOP presidential candidates have campaigned in the Evergreen State hoping to get the lion's share of the 43 delegates at stake.
But perhaps the most important impact of this Saturday's straw poll will be the potential bump gained by the winner heading into Super Tuesday when 10 states vote and 419 delegates are up for grabs.
Preferring to compete in caucus states rather than states that hold large primaries, Ron Paul is believed to have the best organization in Washington state...