FRANKFORT, Ky. — With six weeks to go until Kentucky’s primary, Republicans running in the 4th District congressional race have ramped up fundraising efforts and begun airing television ads.
Tea party congressional candidate Thomas Massie said Monday that he has banked more than $230,000 this year for his Republican primary campaign to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis.
“We were first with a TV ad, first with our signs, first with our phone calls, so we decided to be first to report our numbers,” said Massie, an engineer and businessman now serving as Lewis County judge-executive.
Massie said he will report $150,000 in contributions between Jan. 1 and March 31, plus $80,000 that he and his wife loaned the campaign.
In the crowded GOP primary, Massie faces state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Crestwood teacher Brian Oerther, Fort Mitchell business consultant Tom Wurtz, Erlanger lawyer Marc Carey and Crestwood building contractor Walter Christian Schumm.
All the candidates are required to file campaign finance reports within a week.
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