Skip to comments.Massie wins Republican nomination in 4th District (Kentucky primary)
Posted on 05/22/2012 5:55:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Tea party darling Thomas Massie on Tuesday won the Republican nomination to run for an open congressional seat in Kentucky's 4th District.
The relative newcomer of politics, a protege of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, beat two well-established Republicans in state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington and Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore.
With 74 percent of precincts reporting, Massie had 13,708 votes or 45 percent, to 8,844 votes for Webb-Edgington or 30 percent. Moore had 5,299 votes or 17 percent.
The race proved that the tea party movement remains strong in Kentucky. Paul endorsed Massie and was actively involved in the race, even appearing in a TV ad. And a Texas-based tea party group sunk more than $500,000 into the race.
"Some people want to make this race about the tea party," Massie said after securing the victory. "Good campaigns and good government are about building coalitions. This is a coalition of the tea party, the liberty movement and grassroots Ronald Reagan Republicans. And we have one thing in common: We want less government, not more."
Republican strategist Mike Karem of Louisville said Massie's decisive victory sends a strong signal to Kentucky's GOP establishment.
"The tea party is, in fact, a force to be reckoned with," Karem said.
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Strike another blow for the TEA Party. Not only did Thomas Massie win, but he won as many votes are the other two major candidates combined. Even Massie himself seems to be surprised by the size of his victory.
...a hyphen to me is LIBERAL...or at best "moderate"..
Great victory for Massie, the Tea Party and Rand Paul. Congats to the good guys and america lovers all!! and.......ABO, Anybody But Obama, the American traitor and turncoat!!!
Excellent news. We can’t take any more go-along, get-along Republicans.
The TEA Party and local Libertarians came together to produce a big victory in northern Kentucky.
great. r-elite loses again. now, does anyone know what happened with tom cotton in ar?
thanks. looking good.