Skip to comments.Kentucky: Thomas Massie Wins GOP Nomination
Posted on 05/22/2012 5:54:35 PM PDT by blueyon
In a stinging rebuke of the Kentucky Republican establishment, tea-party-affiliated Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie won tonights GOP primary to replace retiring Rep. Geoff Davis (R) in the 4th district.
With 72 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race for Massie. He had 44.9 percent of vote, state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington had 29 percent and Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore had 17.4 percent.
Davis, along with former Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning (R), backed Webb-Edgington, who had broad establishment support. Conservative Republican Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah) backed Massie.
The district is safe Republican turf, so Massie is almost certain to be a Member of the 113th Congress.
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You were a few seconds ahead of me.
I don’t know the local players, but it sure sounds like good news, all right.
Although I must say that Alecia Webb-Edgington sounds like a pretty establishment sort of name to me.
Looks like we have the makings of another good night for the “dead” Tea Party and a bad night for the GOPe. Good news indeed!
Eh. Alecia Webb-Edgington is a dog. I wouldn’t smack that with Laz’s unit.
Screw the GOPe the country wins again. This with other wins give me hope that we can take the GOP back from the dems aka the GOPe.
Our Tea Party girl lost down here in Nelson County. Not surprised. David Floyd is pretty well established here.
Romney gets 67% of his OWN party’s vote AFTER the other candidates had withdrawn? If the party elitists had any sense, they’d see a pattern. Maybe they do, and just don’t care.
Then you are accepting a simplistic view of the situation.
Thomas Massie is a strong supporter of the "Establishment" referenced in this article. The "Establishment" in the form of Rep. Geoff Davis and Sen. Bunning is Tea Party. When you denounce the "Establishment" in this case, you're denouncing a conservative Army Ranger and businessman, and one of the best Congressmen we have.
I don't know about Moore, but Alecia Webb-Edgington would probably have made an excellent conservative Rep - as Massie probably will. No guarantees, of course.
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