U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., is contemplating an endorsement in Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District primary race after two high-profiled Republicans made their recommendations public.
According to the Associated Press, Paul is itching to give a nod to Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie, who is considered the Tea Party favorite. Paul is reportedly upset that incumbent U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., and former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning have endorsed state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington for the seat.
“Sen. Paul had decided to stay neutral in the primary in order to keep the playing field level for all the candidates,” Stafford said. “But with others seeking to influence the race, Sen. Paul is now reconsidering his decision, and he’ll be closely watching the race and how other people participate in it.”
Several of Paul’s political aides, including Stafford, have been assisting the Massie campaign. One of Paul’s former field representatives, Ryan Hogan, is serving as Massie’s campaign manager. And Paul’s father, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, has endorsed Massie.
Let the gamesmanship commence!