The Green Papers
2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Kansas Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Caucuses: Saturday 9 February 2008
State Party Committee Meeting: Thursday 22 May 2008 (tentative date)
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Huckabee, Michael Dale "Mike"11,627  59.58%36  92.31% 
McCain, John Sidney, III4,587  23.50% 39 100.00%
Paul, Ronald Ernest "Ron"2,182  11.18%  
Romney, Mitt653   3.35%  
Keyes, Alan L.288   1.48%  
Uncommitted84   0.43%3   7.69% 
Thompson, Fred Dalton61   0.31%  
Giuliani, Rudolph William34   0.17%  
Total19,516 100.00%39 100.00%39 100.00%

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Kanas law allows for a primary on or before Tuesday 1 April 2008 (only if, by 1 November of the immediately preceding year, no "common date" shared with at least five other States holding presidential primaries or delegate selection caucuses or conventions has been adopted).

Reference: Kansas Republican Party Constitution and Bylaws

Final results as of 3:40p CST 9 February 2008 from the Kansas Republican Party Presidential Caucus Website.

Huckabee, having received the most votes in each of the 4 CDs, wins 3 delegates from each CD. Huckabee, having received the most votes in 2 or more CDs, wins the 24 statewide delegates.

Delegates 36  36   

Unpledged (automatic) delegates as of
9 February 2008: McCain: 2, Uncommitted: 1


A registered Republican can vote at any caucus in his/her Congressional District.

Saturday 9 February 2008 - 36 of Kansas' 39 delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated during the Precinct Caucuses. The caucuses begin at 10:00 AM local time.

  • Each of the state's 4 congressional districts is assigned 3 National Convention delegates. The candidate receiving the most votes in the congressional district receives all 3 of the district's delegates.
    • If there is tie, 1 delegate is allocated to each of the candidates who tied and 1 delegate is allocated as uncommitted.
  • The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes statewide is allocated all 27 at-large and party leader delegates (10 base at-large delegates, 14 bonus delegates, plus 3 party leaders) providing that the candidate also received the most votes in 2 congressional districts. The 3 party leaders delegates (the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Kansas's Republican Party), will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
    • If no candidate received the most votes in 2 or more congressional districts, the 24 delegates will go to the national convention not bound to any candidate.

District delegates are elected during the Congression District Conventions held no later than 31 March 2008. At-Large Delegates are elected during a State Committee meeting held no later than 28 June 2008.


Thursday 22 May 2008 (tentative date): State Party Committee Meeting.


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