State GOP Chief To Look Into Huckabee Caucus Complaint

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Republican Party chairman Luke Esser says he’d be happy to look into a complaint from the Huckabee campaign about Saturday’s caucuses.

He told KIRO Radio he hasn’t heard a specific complaint from the campaign and knows of problems in only two of more than 6,000 caucuses in the state.

Huckabee is angry at Esser for calling John McCain the winner. Esser believes the margin of victory will hold, but it’s close.

With 93 percent of the caucus vote counted, McCain leads 25 to 24 percent (3,621 to Huckabee 3,398 – a difference of 223). Ron Paul won 21 percent and Mitt Romney, who dropped out, got 17 percent.

Esser says there may be more results by Monday night. He says he does not regret calling the race.