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<p>WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 31: (L - R) Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) listens as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to reporters after exiting the Senate chamber, on Capitol Hill, May 31, 2015 in Washington, DC. The National Security Agency's authority to collect bulk telephone data is set to expire June 1, unless the Senate can come to an agreement to extend the surveillance programs. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)</p>
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie has won another term in Kentucky's 4th Congressional District.
The former Lewis County Judge-executive defeated Democrat Seth Hall on Tuesday in the solidly Republican District in northern Kentucky.
Massie, a deficit hawk who often calls for government spending cuts, was first elected to Congress in 2012. Massie has been critical of Democrats and Republicans for what he considers excessive spending.
The conservative lawmaker has also been at the forefront of efforts to revive industrial hemp production in Kentucky.