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Massie Files for Reelection to Congress

Northern Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie has filed his papers to seek a second term in office. The Lewis County Republican was first elected in November 2012. Here is the news release from Massie's campaign:

U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie travelled to Frankfort to file for re-election as Representative of Kentucky’s 4th District. The MIT educated engineer and former Lewis County Judge Executive entered Congress in November 2012 after winning a double digit victory in a seven-way Republican primary, and then defeating his Democrat opponent by 27 points in the general election.

Since taking office, Congressman Massie has fought for economic freedom, civil liberties, and fiscal responsibility.  Massie's first year in congress has been characterized by his support for traditional Republican issues like lower taxes, gun rights, a strong national defense, less federal regulation, and steadfast opposition to Obamacare. However he is often recognized for his willingness to go against the establishment in Washington to garner support for other issues that are popular with all Americans, regardless of political affiliation.
 
For instance, he introduced the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2013, that would give consumers, farmers, and manufacturers in Kentucky more opportunities to succeed. His hemp bill now has 49 bipartisan cosponsors, and a scaled back version of it was successfully added to the House version of the farm bill by amendment.  The Congressman also stood with friend, and fellow Kentuckian, Senator Rand Paul on the floor of the Senate during his filibuster protesting the use of domestic drones, and cosponsored legislation in the House to ban domestic drones.

Massie has been an outspoken leader against the National Security Agency’s unconstitutional spying on American citizens, co-sponsoring the Amash-Conyers-Massie-Mulvaney-Polis amendment that came just seven votes shy of passing this summer.

Further, he decisively opposed U.S. military intervention in Syria, regularly arguing that the President was constitutionally prohibited from going to war without congressional approval. Massie’s leadership on the issue helped steer the country away from costly, unnecessary, and unconstitutional war.

Within only a few months of entering congress, Massie’s bold efforts in Washington earned him a featured profile on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

Congressman Massie serves on three House Committees: the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, and the Committee on Science, Space, & Technology.

Congressman Massie looks forward to continuing his fight for liberty as representative of Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District.