Republican presidential race lands in Kentucky Saturday

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – The rambunctious Republican race for president comes to Kentucky on Saturday with a little-publicized caucus that has some party leaders worrying about low turnout.

Caucus locations open at 10 a.m. local time across the state and close at 4 p.m. Most counties have just one location, though some larger counties have multiple sites to vote. Nine smaller counties won’t have a caucus location at all, sending would-be caucus-goers to neighboring counties to cast their ballots.

The caucus was proposed and paid for by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, the former Republican presidential candidate who wanted to run for president and re-election at the same time without violating a state law banning candidates from appearing on the ballot twice in the same election. Paul ended his campaign after the Iowa caucuses but will still appear on the ballot.