Paul campaigns in Spokane

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says he expects to do well in Washington's caucuses on Saturday.

Paul says his Libertarian-tinged message has always played well in Washington. That's one reason that, seeking his first win, Paul has started running a TV ad in the state attacking his opponents.

Paul, wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans, spoke for more than half an hour to an adoring crowd in Spokane on Friday that interrupted him frequently with applause, and then took questions from the audience. He is speaking later Friday in Vancouver, Wash., and Seattle.

Paul repeated his themes of abolishing the Federal Reserve, cutting foreign involvements and lowering or repealing taxes.