FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican Thomas Massie of Vanceburg told The Associated Press Tuesday, he will seek to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Geoff Davis in the 4th District of northeastern Kentucky.
One of Paul's top aides, Ryan Hogan of Bowling Green, will be Massie's campaign manager.
Massie, an engineer in his second year as Lewis County Judge-Executive, is the third Republican to enter the race.
State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington of Fort Wright and Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore of Pleasant Valley jumped in within days of Davis' December announcement that he wouldn't be seeking re-election.
Davis has represented the district that stretches from the Louisville eastern suburbs to the West Virginia border since 2005.