U.S. Rep who sought to stall virus aid touts fundraising haul

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie is boasting of his bid to stall a $2.2-trillion coronavirus-relief package and hauling in campaign cash for his stand.

The Kentucky Republican congressman’s campaign said Monday it has raised more than $110,000 over a three-day period that ended Sunday.

Massie drew the spotlight Friday for trying to force a roll call vote on the relief approved by Congress.

Massie said he was trying hold up what he considered to be an unconstitutional vote for a wasteful bill.

But he drew the wrath of President Donald Trump, who denounced the congressman as a  “third rate Grandstander.” Massie faces a spirited primary challenge from Todd McMurtry for the 4th District seat.

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