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This report from The Hill is intriguing.  Here’s the leading candidates:

State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington (R) has Davis’s blessing, and has also secured the support of former Sen. Jim Bunning (R), who represented Kentucky in Congress for more than two decades.

Squaring off with Webb-Edgington is Thomas Massie, an elected county official backed by Paul, the Club for Growth and Tea Party groups. A libertarian-oriented super-PAC, Liberty for All, has spent more than $550,000 on ads supporting Massie and attacking his rivals, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

A third Republican, county official Gary Moore, has run on a platform emphasizing social conservatism and has racked up endorsements from anti-abortion groups.

Here’s Thomas Massie’s website.  Massie has great stands of some issues:


I support eliminating the federal Department of Education and returning K-12 funding and curricula to the states.  Schools should be locally managed and accountable.  Parents have the right to chose among all educational opportunities for their children, including home schooling, public schools, and private schools

National Defense

National Defense is the most essential function of the federal government enumerated in the United States Constitution.  We must defend our national security interests.  The exclusive power of our Congress to declare war is a constitutional mandate. I’ll fight to ensure Congress works within constitutional restraints to protect life, liberty, property, and the sovereignty of the United States of America.

State Sovereignty & Individual Rights

From history, our founding fathers recognized the danger inherent in a powerful centralized government.  They sought to limit the power of the federal government and preserved the power of the states in the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

The Tenth Amendment reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

I recognize the sovereignty of states and encourage state governments to use the power of the Tenth Amendment to rein in the overreaching federal government.

Foreign Aid

In extraordinary circumstances, it may be in our national interest to temporarily provide foreign aid to allies in need.  One Bill, One Vote, One Country is an appropriate policy.  Foreign aid provided to a specific country should be subject to an up-or-down vote on its own merits, not bundled in an aid bill for multiple countries.  We should never provide foreign aid to countries hostile to us or our allies.

I like it.  Massie has been endorsed by BOTH Cong. Ron Paul and Sen. Rand Paul.  And it looks like he is likely to win in November if he wins the primary:

The district leans heavily Republican, and the winner of the primary is expected to face few serious obstacles in the general election in the fall.

Well, we have good news, with over 99 percent of the vote, Massie is the GOP nominee!

Massie – 19684 – 44.8%

Webb-Edgington – 12546 – 28.6%

Moore – 6513 – 14.8%

Liberty and sovereignty are on the march!  Praise God!


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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