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Politics The Latest: Gay man loses bid to challenge Ky. county clerk

03:10  23 may  2018
03:10  23 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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LOUISVILLE, Ky . (AP) - Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis has lost another bid to delay issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday denied her latest request for a reprieve.

Kentucky County Clerk Election Gay Man Denied Marriage License Says County Clerk Kim Davis may have refused to issue David Ermold a marriage license, but she was powerless to stop him from running against her.

In this May 21, 2018, photo, a roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock, Ark. Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Primaries are set in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky while voters in Texas settle several primary runoffs from their first round of voting in March. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel) © The Associated Press In this May 21, 2018, photo, a roll of stickers awaiting distribution to early voters sits on a table at the check-in station at the Pulaski County Courthouse Annex in Little Rock, Ark. Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Primaries are set in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky while voters in Texas settle several primary runoffs from their first round of voting in March. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)

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7:25 p.m.

A gay man in eastern Kentucky has lost his bid to challenge a Republican county clerk who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses.

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He wants to challenge Kim Davis, the clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015 because he is gay . 6, 2017, file photo, David Ermold, right, files to run for Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky as Clerk Kim Davis look on in Morehead, Ky . Ermold, a gay man in Kentucky , wants to run against

Gay Man Denied Marriage License by Kim Davis Challenges Her for Clerk Seat: Time to 'Step Up'. A gay man whose attempt to obtain a same-sex marriage license was turned down by Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who gained Subscribe to the daily newsletter for the latest celebrity news.

David Ermold was seeking the Democratic nomination for county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky. He had hoped to challenge religious conservative Kim Davis.

In 2015 Davis said that "God's authority" prevented her from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the aftermath of an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Ermold lost to Elwood Caudill in a four-way Democratic primary on Tuesday, despite a campaign that raised more than $200,000 with donations from at least 48 states.

Caudill will face Davis in the November general election. No one challenged Davis for the Republican nomination.

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6:25 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is urging Democrats in Georgia to support Stacey Abrams for governor.

Clinton recorded a 60-second endorsement used by the Abrams campaign in direct phone calls to Georgia voters. Tuesday's primary ballot election has Abrams facing fellow Atlanta Democrat Stacey Evans.

Kim Davis challenger: Man whose marriage license she denied

  Kim Davis challenger: Man whose marriage license she denied A gay man in Kentucky wants to run against the county clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015. But before David Ermold can face Kim Davis at the ballot box, he must first survive a four-person Democratic primary on Tuesday. Ermold has raised more than $200,000 for a race that could require as few as 900 votes to win. Donations have poured in from more than 5,000 people in at least 48 states.But in December, she sent a small donation to David Ermold, who wants to be the next clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, about 1,200 miles (1,900 kilometers) from where she lives.

In an interesting turn of events, former Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, may now have an all too familiar challenger in her re-election bid for office. Davis became infamous roughly two years ago in August of 2015, when she denied a gay man a marriage license, defying a U.S

He wants to challenge Kim Davis, the clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015 because he is gay . less. 6, 2017, file photo, David Ermold, right, files to run for Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky as Clerk Kim Davis look on in Morehead, Ky . Ermold, a gay man in Kentucky , wants to run

Clinton notes Abrams was the first black woman to serve as House Democratic leader in the Georgia legislature. Clinton also says Abrams has "a proven track record" of supporting public schools, gun safety, voting rights and Medicaid expansion.

A victory in the Democratic primary and in the November election would make Abrams the first black woman governor in the U.S.

Clinton's message also acknowledges the potential confusion caused by two Democratic rivals with the same first name. Twice, Clinton urges voters to support "Abrams with an 'A.'"

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6 p.m.

Polls in eastern Kentucky have closed on another multi-state primary day ahead of the November midterms.

Arkansas and Georgia also are holding primaries. Texas has runoffs after an initial round of voting in March.

Georgia Democrats are set to nominate a woman for governor for the first time in state history. Republicans in the state are likely going to have a runoff that some in the party fear could be a harmful turn to the right.

Amy Schumer, Susan Sarandon donate to Dem running to unseat Kim Davis

  Amy Schumer, Susan Sarandon donate to Dem running to unseat Kim Davis Amy Schumer and Susan Sarandon have thrown their money behind the Democratic candidate in Kentucky challenging county clerk Kim Davis, who previously denied her opponent a marriage license because he and his partner are gay.Schumer gave $1,500 to David Ermold, and Sarandon contributed $800 to his campaign, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.Ermold announced in December that he would run for Davis's seat in Rowan County. He will face three Democratic challengers in Tuesday's primary.His campaign has raised $201,298 and spent $117,623, according to the Courier Journal.

A Kentucky man who was denied a same-sex marriage license by county clerk Kim Davis announced Wednesday that he will run against her in 2018. Ermold teaches English at the University of Pikeville and directs a local gay rights organization. More. Video. Latest .

He wants to challenge Kim Davis, the clerk who denied him a marriage license in 2015 because he is gay . 6, 2017, file photo, David Ermold, right, files to run for Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky as Clerk Kim Davis look on in Morehead, Ky . Ermold, a gay man in Kentucky , wants to run against

Kentucky voters in one county could choose a gay man to run against the clerk who denied him a same-sex marriage license.

Texas has Democratic runoffs in three districts that will be key to determining House control in the new Congress.

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6 a.m.

Four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hold primaries, while Texans settle several primary runoffs after their first round of voting in March.

Texans will settle an all-female congressional runoff between liberal activist Laura Moser and Houston attorney Lizzie Fletcher in a Houston-area House race that has become a proxy for the Democratic Party's battle over style and substance.

In Georgia, Democrats will tap either Stacey Abrams or Stacey Evans as the state's first female nominee for governor from either major party. Georgia's Republican candidates for governor have engaged in a sprint to the right on everything from immigration to bear-hugging Trump.

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