WY Gets Little National Attention Despite Early Caucus

Laramie, WY – Wyoming Republicans will select the first national convention delegates on Saturday, but the state is still struggling to draw candidates' attention away from Iowa and New Hampshire.

So far, no candidate has announced plans to head west for the state GOP's county conventions sandwiched between Thursday's Iowa caucuses and Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

A handful of candidates _ including Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter _ have swung through the Cowboy State since September. But lately they're staying away from Wyoming as long as most of the national media remain focused on the traditionally early states.

Wyoming also hasn't emerged as much of a political bellwether. No public polling has been done. Also, those familiar with the results of last month's Republican precinct caucuses said no clear candidate emerged in the selection of delegates to the county conventions.