Dec 20, 2011- Gary Moore Announces Run in Ky.'s 4th District

By: Michael Hyland
By: Michael Hyland

More candidates are seeking the congressional seat Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) is planning to vacate.

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) - Republican Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore has announced he's running for Congress in Kentucky's 4th District, where U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis said last week he would not seek another term.

The 54-year-old Moore, of Florence, says he's sorry to see Davis go but believes his experience and conservative values will serve the district well.

Moore is in his fourth term as judge-executive, a post he was initially elected to in 1998 in his first run for public office.

Republican state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington of Fort Wright announced Monday she would seek the 4th District seat.

Davis has represented the district that stretches from the Louisville eastern suburbs to the West Virginia border since 2005. He said he is leaving Congress to spend more time with family.

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Meanwhile, the showdown continues in Washington over unemployment benefits and whether the payroll tax cuts all working Americans are receiving will be extended into 2012.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following statement after the House voted down a bipartisan compromise bill that Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate worked to create and then approve over the weekend.

The compromise bill continues payroll tax relief for 900,000 West Virginia workers for two months and fully protects Social Security.

“I strongly believe that we need to make sure struggling families are able to continue to receive needed relief to pay their bills.  And Social Security won’t lose a single dime,” said Rockefeller.  “I’m deeply disappointed that the House has turned its back on these families, including many in West Virginia, who desperately need that support.  The Senate approved a compromise bipartisan bill that 90 percent of the Senators supported – both Democrats and Republicans.  I will fight  to continue this vital relief for a full year, but we must first pass this two month bill so that families are fully protected in the new year.”

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