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Four Republicans will compete against each other in the Fourth Congressional District primary this spring.

Republicans Alecia Webb-Edgington, Thomas Massie and Brian Oerther filed their paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office today.

Republican Gary Moore filed his paperwork earlier this month.

Massie is the Lewis County Judge-Executive and close friends with U.S. Senator Rand Paul. While many observers expect a close primary battle, Massie doesn’t.

“I don’t know if it’ll be a fight,” Massie said. “I think that I’ll appeal to those that want somebody from the private sector. Those that recognize job creation comes from the private sector. In fact, that’s my background.”

Webb-Edgington is a state representative and former police officer. Moore is the Boone County Judge-Executive and Oerther is an Oldham County lawyer.  The filing deadline is Tuesday.