Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie

Politics
8:10 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Massie Receives Committee Assignments

Kentucky Fourth District Congressman-elect Thomas Massie
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Kentucky Fourth District Congressman-elect Thomas Massie has been assigned to the powerful House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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.

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Politics
3:31 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Kentucky FOP Endorses Adkins

Democratic candidate Bill Adkins has been endorsed by the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police in the Fourth Congressional District race.

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Politics
9:10 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Massie Pounding Adkins in Fundraising

In Kentucky's Fourth Congressional District race, Republican Thomas Massie raised ten times more than Democrat Bill Adkins during the second quarter.

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.

From the Cincinnati Enquirer:

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Politics
8:45 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Adkins Demands Massie Disavow Super PAC Over Director's DUI Arrest

In Kentucky's Fourth District congressional race, Democratic candidate Bill Adkins is demanding Republican Thomas Massie renounce a super PAC over its executive director pleading guilty to driving under the influence.

Earlier this week, The Courier-Journal reported that Liberty For All leader Preston Bates faced DUI charges from an incident in July 2011. The police report said Bates crashed his car into a fence, told officers he was an "anarchist" and had a blood alcohol level of 0.121 percent, which is above the .08 percent legal limit.

Bates's attorney entered a guilty plea for the 23-year-old on Wednesday. He will pay a fine and have his driver's license suspended for 30 days.

In the crowded GOP primary, Bates led the Texas-based super PAC, which put in over $500,000 to support Massie over his opponents.

In a statement, Adkins says Massie needs to tell the group to get out of Kentucky and argues their positions are "un-American" due to Bates' comments.

"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," he says. "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."

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Politics
1:28 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Pundits Say Paul Deserves Some Credit for Massie's Victory

 

Many political pundits are ready to crown U.S. Senator Rand Paul as another Kentucky kingmaker following the Congressional primary victory of Thomas Massie.

Paul endorsed tea party candidate Massie, who won the Fourth Congressional GOP primary yesterday. The endorsement was Paul’s first in his home state since becoming Kentucky’s junior senator in 2010.

And while Massie’s campaign benefited from a Super PAC that spent more than a half million dollars in the primary race, former GOP consultant Les Fugate says Paul deserves some credit too.

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Politics
10:19 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Massie Decisively Wins Fourth Congressional District Primary

Tea party candidate Thomas Massie has won the GOP nomination in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District.

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.

Massie campaign manager Ryan Hogan says the victory is shows the tea party is still alive in Kentucky.

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Politics
9:21 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Massie Decisively Wins Fourth Congressional District Primary

Tea party candidate Thomas Massie has won the GOP nomination in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District.

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.

Massie campaign manager Ryan Hogan says the victory is shows the tea party is still alive in Kentucky.

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Politics
5:09 am
Sun May 20, 2012

Super PACs May Give Massie Edge in Fourth District Primary

 

The most competitive primary in Kentucky will come to an end Tuesday.

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 have the best organizations. But he says outside help from two Super PACs has tilted the odds in Massie's favor.

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Politics
2:09 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

In Kentucky's Fourth District, Candidates Make Final Push for Votes

 

With one week to go before Kentucky's primary, the seven GOP candidates vying to replace Congressman Geoff Davis are making their final pitch for votes.

Gary Moore, Thomas Massie and Alecia Webb-Edgington are considered the frontrunners, based on endorsements and financial reports.

Massie has earned Senator Rand Paul's endorsement, while Webb-Edgington's supporters include Davis and former Senator Jim Bunning. Moore, however, leads in fundraising.

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