From the Chairman's Desk-August 23, 2015

Carson Tops Field in Straw Poll Results

Final Straw Poll Results From the Clark County Fair.  The straw poll drew a lot of interest and discussion at our fair booth.  Over 500 participated.  Note that our methodology differs considerably from the typical media reported polls.  Asking the participants to select their top three candidates and their least favorite candidate gives a better sense of candidates and the issues that drive the public.  For example, three similar candidates may split a winning number of votes, thus potentially giving a lesser-regarded candidate the appearance of greater standing.  The least favorite candidate question can show whether a candidate has significant opposition.  The scoring we used was 3 points for a First Choice, 2 points for a Second Choice, 1 Point for a Third Choice and -3 points for a Least Favorite choice.  Dr. Ben Carson won our straw poll by receiving the most first place votes and also having the highest score.  Ben Carson also won the recent WSRP straw poll as well as the prior two WSRP straw polls.  The chart lists the candidates by highest to lowest score which is the column on the right side. 




We also calculated Second Choice per First Choice Candidate and Least Favorite per First Choice Candidate.  It is too wide of a file to share here, though we’d be happy to send it to you. 

Caucus & Primary Dates Set.  Once again Washington State will conduct a presidential primary election in addition to the presidential caucus.  The caucus date will be February 20, 2016 and the Primary will held May 24, 2016.  Mark that caucus date on your calendar as we are gearing up for a great event and we expect record attendance.

HQ Office Staff needed:  With vacation season upon us we need additional office staff to allow our volunteers to take some breaks.  Contact Brenda Poletti if you can help out: poletfam@yahoo.com.

Coming Events
The events listed may or may not be organized, sponsored or endorsed by the CCRP.  If you have events that you would like to see listed, please send them to media@ClarkRepublicans.com.

RALLY FOR RAND PAUL August 26, 8:30am
Town Hall Seattle 1119 8th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101
Free tickets at www.RandPaul.com/events. Join Senator Rand Paul in Seattle, Washington on August 26th to talk policy, take pictures, and discuss how we take our country back in 2016.

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB August 27, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
This is a well-organized effort that will help you promote your point of view at town hall meetings, in the elevator or on the campaign trail.  Why don't you check it out this week?

BEN CARSON BOOTH AT VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET August 29, 9:00am – Noon
Esther Short Park, West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA
We'll have our booth display in Free Speech area.  We need 2 volunteers each Saturday Aug 29th, Sept 5thSept 12th,Sept. 19th and Sept 26th.  Please contact me if you are able to do any of these days. Maureen Trullinger  Clark County WA Coordinator  360-513-3375 dleroyt@q.com

REPUBLICAN TOASTMASTER’S CLUB September 3, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
GOP Headquarters 9401 NE Covington Rd, Vancouver
Many have commented lately that they want to visit our Toastmaster’s group.  Please do!  This is a fun and well organized program and it even gets out on time!  Everyone benefits with improved speaking skills, and it is an excellent opportunity for new candidates.

FUNDRAISING RECEPTION FOR BILL BRYANT FOR GOVERNOR September 4, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Shangri-La Farm 26300 NE 3rd St. Camas, WA 98607
You are invited to join host Liz Pike for a fundraising reception in support of candidate for Governor, Bill Bryant.  $1000 Host, $500 Co-Host, $100 Ticket.  RSVP to Liz Pike 360-281-8720 electLizPike@comcast.net.  The complete invitation can be found here.

BEN CARSON BOOTH AT VANCOUVER FARMERS MARKET September 5, 9:00am – Noon
Esther Short Park, West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA
We'll have our booth display in Free Speech area.  We need 2 volunteers each Saturday Sept 5th, Sept 12thSept. 19th and Sept 26th.  Please contact me if you are able to do any of these days. Maureen Trullinger  Clark County WA Coordinator  360-513-3375 dleroyt@q.com

EVENING RECEPTION WITH JEB BUSH September 14, 6:00pm
Seattle, WA.  Address to be provided upon RSVP
Photo & Evening Reception: $5,400 per couple. Evening Reception: $1,000 attendee.  RSVP to Tiffany Grabenhorst: 503-224-5489 Tiffany@TGFundraising.com.  Donate online at www.Jeb2016.com/event/914Seattle


Call me.   I am available to you any time,

Kenny Smith
Chairman
Clark County Republican Party
KennySmith@ClarkRepublicans.com 
360-521-8565

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