Republicans from all over Washington State surged into Vancouver, WA on June 10 for the 2010 state convention. The attendance was the largest ever for a non-presidential convention.
Hundreds of delegates and guests attended the Thursday evening kick-off reception at the Pearson Air Museum. Thanks to Cindy's eagle eye I captured this very appropiate sign (above).
Whatcom County sent a full delegation of 46 individuals of which more than half were first time convention attendees. Having so many first-time delegates made it fresh and exciting for everyone.
Whatcom delegation at the convention hotel and below on the convention floor.
The sold-out Friday evening banquet featured conservative writer and investigative blogger Michelle Malkin.
Rock Star blogger Cindy from Clearly Conservative meets adoring fan
First time Republican delegate Ramona meets other convention Rock Star, Attorney General Rob McKenna
Yours truly and gracious hospitality host Rob McKenna
Whatcom friends Chet, Joe and ?
Jeralin and 2nd Congressional candidate John Koster
John Koster with Whatcom sisters Jo and Carol - second best endorsement to Sarah Palin!
Kirby Wilbur, former radio talk show host and current Washington Director for Americans for Prosperity, chaired the Saturday convention proceedings. There was vigorous debate but delegates left unified around a platform that articulates the Constitutional principles that best represent Washington voters.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a rousing speech on how to keep American strong and free.
Delegates, alternates and guests also enjoyed hearing from the three front-running candidates for U.S. Senate: Dino Rossi (above), Paul Akers and Clint Didier.