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Massie banks $230,000 for congressional primary

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Tea party congressional candidate Thomas Massie has banked more than $230,000 for his Republican primary campaign.

Massie, 40, an engineer and businessman now serving as Lewis County judge-executive, is one of seven candidates seeking the GOP nomination in the battle to replace to retiring U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis in northern Kentucky's 4th District.

Massie said Monday he will report $150,000 in contributions between Jan. 1 and March 31, plus $80,000 that he and his wife loaned the campaign.

Others in the May 22 Republican primary race are state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Crestwood teacher Brian Oerther, Fort Mitchell business consultant Tom Wurtz, Erlanger lawyer Marc Carey and Crestwood building contractor Walter Christian Schumm.

All the candidates are required to file campaign finance reports within a week.

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