The group is now turning its sights on a Michigan congressional race this fall, backing freshman Rep. Justin Amash's re-election. It plans to continue being involved in the Massie race, and perhaps 10 others that won't be announced until later this month. Bates also doesn't rule out the PAC's involvement in any of the remaining late primaries.
Ramsey is not without detractors. Adkins said he expects Kentuckians to refuse to let a rich Texan, whom he called "a bomb thrower" with "no clear agenda," tell them whom to elect to Congress.
"He got his money the old-fashioned way — he inherited it," Adkins said.
Republican Marcus Carey, another candidate who lost the primary to Massie, said people he has talked to since the primary seem angry that Ramsey "in their words, 'bought the election.' "
"I think it's wonderful that young people are involved in politics and that young people are finding principles that they believe in and are becoming engaged," Carey said. But he said Ramsey's actions may have had negative consequences.
"What he did was he threw his weight around," Carey said, "and in doing it so, it has had a discouraging effect on others getting involved."
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