Party officials sidestep turnout predictions for caucus

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Days away from choosing the person he wants to be president, Shelby County Republican Larry Lace says it doesn’t feel like campaign season in Kentucky.

Missing were the typical mailings and phone calls urging him to vote. And even with vitriol among candidates running hot in other states, the typical barrage of ads has not materialized in Kentucky.

Having received no word from the party or any of the campaigns, Lace says he went online to find out where and when he can vote in the state’s Republican presidential caucus on Saturday.

Party leaders have sidestepped predicting turnout for the caucus set up just for Republicans, who typically chose their presidential preference in the state’s May primary. There are 46 delegates at stake Saturday.