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Friday, February 17, 2012

Today Was The Last Day To File For Kentucky's Congressional Races. See Who Filed Here.

7 Republicans file to run for Davis' 4th District seat

FRANKFORT, KY. — U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis’ decision not to seek re-election in Kentucky’s 4th District has generated a crowded field of fellow Republicans who want to replace him.

When the filing deadline for congressional races passed Friday, seven GOP candidates had delivered candidacy papers to the secretary of state's office in Frankfort. They included two latecomers, Sparta lawyer Marcus Carey and Crestwood building contractor Walter Christian Schumm.

State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington of Fort Wright was the first to enter the race, followed by Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Crestwood teacher Brian Oerther, Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie and Fort Mitchell business consultant Tom Wurtz.

Williamstown attorney Bill Adkins and Corinth military veteran Greg Frank are seeking the Democratic nomination for Davis’ seat.

In the 6th District, three Republicans, including Lexington attorney Andy Barr, are seeking to challenge Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler of Versailles. Barr narrowly lost to Chandler in 2010. The other two GOP candidates are Patrick J. Kelly II of Lexington and Curtis Kenimer of Paris.

In the 3rd District, which takes in most of Jefferson County, Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth is opposed by perennial candidate Burrel Charles Farnsley in the primary. One Republican, Brooks Wicker, also filed to run.

Other races:

1st District: Incumbent Ed Whitfield of Hopkinsville has no opposition in the Republican primary. James Buckmaster of Henderson and Charles Kendall Hatchett of Benton filed as Democrats.

2nd District: Incumbent Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green is unopposed in the Republican primary. David Lynn Williams of Glasgow is the only Democrat who filed.

5th District: Incumbent Harold “Hal” Rogers of Somerset is unopposed in the Republican primary. Michael Ackerman of Morehead and Kenneth Stepp of Manchester filed as Democrats.

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