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Massie heads into the general election in solid shape to replace retiring Rep. Geoff David (R-Ky.). The district leans heavily Republican, and Democrats have not indicated they intend to contest the seat.

Massie's win was an important victory for fiscal conservatives and the Club for Growth coming off a stinging loss last week in Nebraska, where the Club's favored candidate, state Treasurer Don Stenberg, suffered an embarrassing loss to Deb FischerDebra (Deb) Strobel FischerSenate Republicans call on Trump to preserve NAFTA US trade deficit rises on record imports from China Flake, GOP senators to meet with Trump on trade MORE (R), a relative unknown state senator.

"Tom Massie will fight to cut spending, limit government, and restore the constitution," said Chris Chocola, the group's president. "The Club for Growth PAC was proud to play a role in Tom’s victory tonight and we look forward to seeing him in Congress next year.”

An entrepreneur and inventor, Massie serves as Lewis County's judge-executive, a position similar to a county commissioner. A fiscal conservative, Massie pledged during his campaign not to participate in federal healthcare or retirement programs if elected to the House.

In another closely watched House primary in Kentucky, Republican Andy BarrGarland (Andy) Hale BarrHouse Republicans add 5 members to incumbent protection program House GOP super PAC expands field offices to 27 districts Seven primary races to watch in 2018 MORE won his party's nomination for a rematch against Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.) in November. Barr came within 700 votes of unseating Chandler in 2010, and Republicans have made Chandler a top target for 2012.