Ron Paul supporter Thomas Massie wins Kentucky CD04 Republican primary
A Ron Paul supporter named Thomas Massie got almost as big of a percentage of the vote in a the Kentucky District 4 Republican primary as Obama did in his Democrat primary. The difference? Obama had to battle “Uncommitted” as his only challenger while Thomas Massie had to beat six other Republican challengers for his primary win.
Thomas Massie defeated his nearest opponent in a four-way race 44.8 percent to 28.6 percent. The district has been represented by a Republican for all but six years since 1967 — when quite conservative Democrat Ken Lucas held the seat — making Massie a heavy favorite to win the general election in November. Politico referred to it as “another Randslide.” This is part of the movement-building I’ve been writing about for a while that will have impact beyond Tampa.