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Thousands expected in Louisville for Trump's rally on Super Tuesday

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(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meets supporters after addressing a GOP fundraising event. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meets supporters after addressing a GOP fundraising event.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Super Tuesday is the biggest single day for presidential candidates to receive delegates.

Twelve states will take part, and even though Kentucky isn't one of them, it's not keeping the GOP frontrunner away from the Bluegrass.

Businessman Donald Trump will hit the stage in Louisville on Tuesday.

He's taking his race for the White House to the Kentucky International Convention Center.

"I think he's a fool," Paul Holmes said. "I think he's a really big fool."

Supporters and protesters will take over 4th Street Tuesday afternoon -- on the same day as U of L men's basketball team's last home game of the season at the KFC Yum! Center.

"Trump and a U of L game...," Holmes said. "Oh my God, what a combo."

Finding a spot to park won't be easy. Officials with the convention center says it's planning on at least 5,000 people.

And possibly more -- 20,000 more -- will be at the KFC Yum! Center for senior night.

"Let's face it, the guy is a celebrity," said Dr. Dewey Clayton, a political science professor at U of L. "A lot of people are going to come out just because they're inquisitive, you know, they want to see 'The Donald.'"

Dr. Clayton says Trump's visit is perfect timing, as it's just four days before the state's Republican caucus.

"It makes sense," he said. "Clearly, there are delegates to be had here, and even if there weren't ... there's a sense that 'I'm reaching out to you all - I want to earn your vote.' I think any time a candidate does that, people like that."

But not people like Holmes or Jason Thompson.

"He's as much a liar as anybody else is in politics, no matter who it is,"  Holmes said. "So yeah, I mean, welcome to Louisville."

"It's just gonna start to cause wedges between this community where we don't need that," Thompson said. "We're trying to build our community, put people back to work, put (Louisville) on the map, and I think he's just gonna lead us in the direction we don't want to be in."

Dr. Clayton says candidates like Trump are becoming more popular, because they're not always politically correct.

"People get a sense that they're authentic, and I think people like that."

To apply for the free tickets to attend the Donald Trump rally at 4 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, CLICK HERE

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