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The head of the Kentucky Republican Party is calling Saturday’s presidential caucus a “real success.” But turnout was only slightly higher at the caucus compared to the last GOP presidential primary.


Kentucky Republicans are holding a presidential caucus on Saturday, and its success will be determined in large part by voter turnout. Some party faithful don’t think enough has been done to publicize the caucus. 

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Kentucky Republicans are hoping for a big turnout for the party’s inaugural presidential caucus on Saturday, even though the event isn’t generating as much excitement locally with the absence of Sen. Rand Paul in the race for the White House.

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Riding a new wave of momentum into what could be a decisive Super Tuesday for the GOP, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will spend at least some of this coming Tuesday in Louisville.

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Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee joined the field for the Kentucky Republican presidential caucus before the Thursday deadline, bringing the total of candidates to 11.

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Calloway County judge-executive Larry Elkins has registered as a Republican, as Kentucky continues to drift toward GOP control at nearly all levels of government.

Elkins won a fifth term in office last year. He was a Democrat for his first four terms, before registering as an Independent in 2013.

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  Fresh off a successful election season, Kentucky Republicans say they are dead-set on getting the entire state government under GOP control.

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Four Republican candidates have now filed to run in Kentucky’s first Republican presidential caucus.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the latest candidate to enter the caucus field, according to a news release from the Republican Party of Kentucky.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway’s campaign team is trumpeting the support of several Republicans who have endorsed him instead of their party's nominee, Matt Bevin.

The new wave of "Republicans for Conway" comes a month after the first group, which included Monroe County judge-executive Tommy Willett.

Republican Party of Kentucky chairman and executive director Steve Robertson is stepping down after this November’s election.

Mike Biagi - a field representative for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - will succeed Robertson. Biagi will take over Robertson’s executive director duties next month.