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Huckabee pulls ahead of McCain in Washington caucuses

RENTON, Wash. - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has pulled slightly ahead of Arizona Sen. John McCain in Washington state's Republican presidential caucuses.

McCain held a commanding national lead over former Huckabee going into Saturday's caucus. But with about 37 percent of the result in, Huckabee has 27 percent of delegates to McCain's 23 percent. Texas Rep. Ron Paul has 21 percent. And former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has 18, even though he suspend his campaign earlier in the week.

The party will use the caucus results to allocate half of its delegates to the Republican National Convention. The other half will be doled out according to the result of the Feb. 19 primary.
     
(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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