Cache GOP chair believes there were many reasons for the high caucus turnout

There was a major effort to get people out for last Thursday’s Republican caucus meetings and those efforts seem to have paid off. More than 6,000 people attended the caucuses compared to about 2,700 that attended the last caucus meetings. Cache County Republican Party Chairman Boyd Pugmire says he hopes those people keep on coming to the meetings because it keeps special interests from taking over. Some estimate that a lot of people attended the caucuses because Utah’s favorite Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will probably be at the top of the ticket. Pugmire says it’s more than that. “They’re concerned about the economy,” he says. “I think they’re concerned about energy, about fuel prices, unemployment. “I just think there are several things. I don’t think, at least people that I’ve talked to here in the state, I don’t think they like cutting defense.” Pugmire says because more people are so concerned they have decided to get involved. The Republican state convention takes play April 21 in Salt Lake City.

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