Webb-Edgington first to start congressional race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Alecia Webb-Edgington is the
first of a potentially crowded field of candidates to jump into the
race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis in northern
Kentucky's 4th Congressional District.

Davis announced last week that he won't seek re-election next
year so that he can spend more time with family.

Webb-Edgington, a former state trooper and narcotics detective
who went on to serve as head of the Kentucky Office of Homeland
Security, said Monday that she already has commitments for $100,000 in campaign contributions to begin the race. She has represented Kenton County in the state legislature since 2008.

Several northern Kentucky Republicans have expressed interest in
running, including tea party favorite Thomas Massie of Vanceburg, a
mechanical engineer and businessman who is now serving as Lewis County judge-executive.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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