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).

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@charter.com.

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