Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie is not disappointed that he didn’t receive Sen. Rand Paul’s official endorsement in the crowded Republic primary for Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District race. But the small business owner is making his connection to the Senator well known.
The two attended a meeting of the League of Kentucky Property Owners on Monday, where Paul talked about property rights. It was expected Paul would give Massie the nod in order to blunt a pair of key endorsements state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington received last month.
Massie says the Senator has been very supportive of his bid thus far and voters know they share a Tea Party philosophy.
“Senator Paul’s transmitted his support for my campaign early on when he allowed me to hire one of his staff to run my campaign. That was Ryan Hogan, his Bowling Green field director,” he told WFPL in a telephone interview, adding Paul needs back up in Washington.
“And I very much look forward to working with Rand Paul. He said send reinforcements when he was asked what can Kentucky do for him. So I hope to be one of those reinforcements to support his principles,” he says.
Massie is one of seven candidates vying to succeed incumbent Congressman Geoff Davis, who is retiring.