Ron Paul threatens to disrupt Wash. GOP caucus



SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Paul’s presidential campaign is threatening to fight the seating of some Washington delegates to the Republican National Convention because he says there’s a lack of transparency in how party officials from the state’s largest county are chosen.

Paul’s claim comes two days before Washington holds its Republican caucuses Saturday.

Kirby Wilbur, the state Republican Party chairman, says Paul’s accusations are “baseless.”

Paul’s campaign says the King County GOP violated party rules by not submitting the names of certain party officials who will take part in the caucuses.

Wilbur says Paul is concerned there are last-minute appointees who will vote against Paul. Wilbur says Paul has presented no evidence, and he is confident that King County Republicans followed the rules.