Boone Judge-Exec Gary Moore tells fellow official he is in the 4th Congressional race

12/20/2011 09:21 AM

Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore is going to run for the GOP nomination for the open 4th Congressional District seat in 2012, said Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown.

Moore didn’t immediately return a message left on his cell phone.

But Brown said he spoke with Moore in the county courthouse parking lot Tuesday morning and Moore confirmed he is running for the seat.

Brown had said last week that he too was considering making a run. On Tuesday, Brown said he has a lot on his plate as clerk. And he added while he hasn’t completely eliminated running, he will be watching closely for a conservative Republican to back in the race.

“I am looking for a candidate to support,” Brown said.

Republican Congressman Geoff Davis of Hebron decided on Thursday that he wouldn’t seek a fifth term in Congress.

Since then, Republican state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington of Fort Wright and now Moore have jumped in the race. The domain name for garymooreforcongress.com was purchased on Sunday, according to GoDaddy.com.

Others still looking at the race include Republican Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie, who did an interview with the LEO’s Joe Sonka on Monday,, Republican state Sen. Katie Stine of Southgate, GOP Rep. Adam Koenig of Erlanger, and lawyer Marcus Carey, among others.

Democratic businessman Nathan Smith of Fort Mitchell also is strongly considering the race. Other Democrats being mentioned include former state representative candidate Linda Klembara and Campbell County Commissioner Ken Rechtin.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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