Congressman Davis, Jim Bunning endorse Webb-Edgington in 4th District GOP primary

04/23/2012 11:31 AM

(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Republican U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis of Hebron made a pick after all in the seven-candidate GOP primary for the seat he decided not to run for again in 2012 and formally endorsed state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington on Monday.

Webb-Edgington was thought to have the quiet support of the congressman, whose former spokesman, Rick VanMeter, is now serving as Webb-Edgington’s campaign manager.

But Davis had insisted earlier in the campaign that he was staying out of it, although he didn’t rule it out earlier this month.

Davis made the announcement at Webb-Edgington’s campaign kick-off event Monday afternoon, along with Jim Bunning, the retired two-term U.S. Senator who also served as the 4th District Congressman.

Bunning called Webb-Edgington “a good conservative candidate … who is as tough as nails.”

Both Bunning and Davis said later that the deciding factor was Webb-Edgington’s speech at Saturday night’s 4th District Lincoln Day Dinner.

(Tune in to Pure Politics Monday night for more details).


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