More than 1.2 million registered Republicans in Kentucky have the chance to take part in the state’s Republican presidential caucus on Saturday. At stake are Kentucky’s 46 delegates to the national convention.
Some are predicting only a fraction will turn out to cast their ballots.
"I’m telling you, across the state I’ve talked to any number of Republicans who don’t even know there is a caucus," said Scott Hofstra of Elizabethtown.
Hofstra chairs the Central Kentucky Tea Party and is the volunteer chairman for the Ted Cruz campaign in Kentucky. He says the voters who are going to the caucus are excited, but a little apprehensive.
"Even if they’re aware of it, they’ve not been very well-informed about what the caucus is all about and how it’s going to work," Hofstra added. "The state just has not done a good job of getting the word out.”
The Kentucky Republican Party set up a website and telephone hotline for voters to get more information ahead of Saturday. State GOP Chairman Mike Biagi says he feels good about the public’s awareness of the caucus.