Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie http://wfpl.org en Massie Receives Committee Assignments http://wfpl.org/post/massie-receives-committee-assignments <p>Kentucky Fourth District Congressman-elect Thomas Massie has been assigned to the powerful <a href="http://transportation.house.gov/">House Committee on Transportation and&nbsp;Infrastructure</a>.</p><p>The committee is led by fellow Republican Congressman John Mica of Florida, and has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation. It also has oversees infrastructure such as clean water, the transport of natural resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction and disaster preparedness and response.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 13:10:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2785 at http://wfpl.org Massie Receives Committee Assignments Kentucky FOP Endorses Adkins http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-fop-endorses-adkins <p>Democratic candidate Bill Adkins has been endorsed by the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police in the Fourth Congressional District race.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:31:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1345 at http://wfpl.org Massie Pounding Adkins in Fundraising http://wfpl.org/post/massie-pounding-adkins-fundraising <p>In Kentucky&#39;s Fourth Congressional District race, Republican Thomas Massie raised ten times more than Democrat Bill Adkins during the second quarter.</p><p>According to Federal Election Commission report, Massie, who is the Lewis County Judge-Executive, garnered $247,493 compared to $21,783 by the Adkins campaign. Massie also has some notable contributors, including the infamous Koch brothers.</p><p>From the <em><a href="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/nkypolitics/2012/08/07/massie-still-holds-fundraising-advantage/">Cincinnati Enquirer</a></em>:</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:10:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1250 at http://wfpl.org Adkins Demands Massie Disavow Super PAC Over Director's DUI Arrest http://wfpl.org/post/adkins-demands-massie-disavow-super-pac-over-directors-dui-arrest <p>In Kentucky&#39;s Fourth District congressional race, Democratic candidate Bill Adkins is demanding Republican Thomas Massie renounce a super <span class="caps">PAC</span> over its executive director pleading guilty to driving under the influence.</p><p>Earlier this week, <em>The Courier-Journal </em>reported that Liberty For All leader Preston <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120717/news01/307170070/libertarian-leader-preston-bates-faces-drunken-driving-charge-called-himself-anarchist?nclick_check=1">Bates faced DUI charges</a> from an incident in July 2011. The police report said Bates crashed his car into a fence, told officers he was an &quot;anarchist&quot; and had a blood alcohol level of 0.121 percent, which is above the .08 percent legal limit.</p><p>Bates&#39;s attorney entered a guilty plea for the 23-year-old on Wednesday. He will pay a fine and have his driver&#39;s license suspended for 30 days.</p><p>In the crowded GOP primary, Bates led the<a href="http://mycn2.com/politics/liberty-for-all-super-pac-launches-pro-massie-ads-with-541000-buy-in-louisville-nky"> Texas-based super PAC, which put in over $500,000 to support Massie</a> over his opponents.</p><p>In a statement, Adkins says Massie needs to tell the group to get out of Kentucky and argues their positions are &quot;un-American&quot; due to Bates&#39; comments.</p><p>&quot;I call upon Tom Massie to disavow the Ron Paul/Texas Liberty For All SuperPAC Tell them to leave Kentucky and stay out of this race for Congress,&quot; he says. &quot;Liberty for All and its leaders are far out of touch with the values of Kentuckians in the Fourth District. Their executive director is a confirmed anarchist. Anarchists do not believe in any authority, anarchists have no respect for government and anarchists often use violent means to achieve their goals. Their positions are un-American.&quot;</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:45:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1060 at http://wfpl.org Pundits Say Paul Deserves Some Credit for Massie's Victory http://wfpl.org/post/pundits-say-paul-deserves-some-credit-massies-victory <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; ">Many political pundits are ready to crown U.S. Senator Rand Paul as another Kentucky kingmaker following the Congressional primary victory of Thomas Massie.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 17:28:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 457 at http://wfpl.org Massie Decisively Wins Fourth Congressional District Primary http://wfpl.org/post/massie-decisively-wins-fourth-congressional-district-primary <p>Tea party candidate Thomas Massie has won the GOP nomination in Kentucky&rsquo;s Fourth Congressional District.</p><p>Massie has the backing of many national Tea Party groups and of U.S. Senator Rand Paul. The Lewis County Judge-Executive gathered just under half of the vote in a seven person primary, greatly out-distancing his two closest contenders.</p><p>Massie campaign manager Ryan Hogan says the victory is shows the tea party is still alive in Kentucky.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 02:19:15 +0000 Kenny Colston 416 at http://wfpl.org Massie Decisively Wins Fourth Congressional District Primary http://wfpl.org/post/massie-decisively-wins-fourth-congressional-district-primary-0 <p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; ">Tea party candidate Thomas Massie has won the GOP nomination in Kentucky&rsquo;s Fourth Congressional District.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 01:21:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 455 at http://wfpl.org Super PACs May Give Massie Edge in Fourth District Primary http://wfpl.org/post/super-pacs-may-give-massie-edge-fourth-district-primary <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The most competitive primary in Kentucky will come to an end Tuesday.</p><p>Seven Republicans are vying to replace retiring incumbent Geoff Davis in the Fourth Congressional District. County judge-executives Gary Moore and Thomas Massie and state representative Alecia Webb-Edgington are considered the frontrunners. Those three have raised the most money and former GOP operative Les Fugate says they&nbsp;have the best organizations. But he says outside help from two Super PACs has tilted the odds in Massie&#39;s favor.</p> Sun, 20 May 2012 09:09:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 390 at http://wfpl.org In Kentucky's Fourth District, Candidates Make Final Push for Votes http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-fourth-district-candidates-make-final-push-votes <p>&nbsp;</p><p>With one week to go before Kentucky&#39;s primary, the seven GOP candidates vying to replace Congressman Geoff Davis are making their final pitch for votes.</p><p>Gary Moore, Thomas Massie and Alecia Webb-Edgington are considered the frontrunners, based on endorsements and financial reports.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 18:09:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 371 at http://wfpl.org Moore Launches First Attack Ad Against Massie In Fourth District Primary http://wfpl.org/post/moore-launches-first-attack-ad-against-massie-fourth-district-primary <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 15:16:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 364 at http://wfpl.org