Moore files congressional campaign papers with FEC; Hires Jonathan Duke as manager

01/05/2012 10:42 PM

Gary Moore, the Boone County judge-executive, told Pure Politics on Thursday that he had mailed in his paperwork to the Federal Election Commission to begin raising and spending money in the GOP primary for the 4th congressional district.

Moore also said he hired Jonathan Duke as his campaign manager. Duke, a Paducah native, most recently worked as political director on the 2011 campaign of Republican candidate for attorney general, Todd P’Pool.

Moore first announced he would run for the Republican nomination before Christmas. He and state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington of Fort Wright are the only announced candidates in the race so far.

Webb-Edgington has hired as her campaign manager, Rick VanMeter, who was communications director of retiring Congressman Geoff Davis of Hebron.

Moore said he expected fewer Republicans than many people expect to ultimately enter the 4th District race. He said he hasn’t spoken to his fellow Republican judge-executive, Thomas Massie, about whether Massie plans to run.


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