4th Congressional District primary coverage

05/22/2012 05:00 PM

(9:15 p.m.) — Thomas Massie has been called as the winner in the 4th Congressional District primary with the results in for 545 of 546 precincts and 99% reported. Massie has 45% of the total vote, Alicia Webb-Edgington received 29%, Gary Moore has 15%, Walter Schumm with 8%, Marcus Carey with 2%, and Tom Wurtz and Brian Oerther both with 1%.

(6:01 p.m.) — Rough turnout estimate based on three precincts in Boone County looked like between 12 and 14 percent turnout in that county. As of 4 p.m., three key precincts had 476 Republicans show up out of 3,772 registered Republicans — a rate of 12.6 percent.

The seven-candidate Republican primary for the 4th District is the marquee race of the spring. Thomas Massie, Gary Moore and Alecia Webb-Edgington are widely considered the frontrunners. Walt Schumm has targeted his ads in the Louisville part of the region and Republicans Tom Wurtz, Marcus Carey and Brian Oerther have been campaigning but without advertising.

The Republicans and two Democrats — Bill Adkins and Greg Frank both of Grant County — are vying for their party’s nominations to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis of Hebron, who decided not to seek a fifth term.

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