Embattled county clerk to seek re-election

Friday, November 10, 2017
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Chris Woodward, Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Kim Davis back to workA county clerk in Kentucky who made national headlines, and became a lightning rod for liberals, plans to run for re-election next year.  

Kim Davis, who was jailed in 2014 for defying a court order to sign her name to same-sex marriage certificates, is planning to seek re-election, says Liberty Counsel attorney Mat Staver.

Staver represented Davis during her court challenge and tells OneNewsNow she will seek re-election after winning election in 2014.  

"She loves her job," Staver says. "She loves her people and she has run the office very well, always coming in under budget. So she plans on continuing this service that she has been providing."

Staver

Kent Ostrander of the Family Foundation of Kentucky says he considers Davis a hero for standing on her Christian faith.

"She never lashed out against gays and lesbians," Ostrander recalls. "She kept her cool and she went to jail for standing on her conscience."

Homosexual activists, meanwhile, denounced Davis as a "bigot" and mocked her appearance.

Kim Davis jailed"Hater's gonna hate," Shepard Smith, the Fox News anchor, said of her on-air as Davis was being released from jail.  

Since that controversy, Kentucky lawmakers have signed a right-of-conscience law that allows a clerk to opt out of personally signing the certificate.

Davis has also survived court challenges to levy judgments against her.

Ostrander predicts Davis will have to prepare for an uphill election campaign after her controversial fight, which included changing parties from Democrat to Republican in addition to gaining national attention - much of it negative. 

"Without a doubt," he predicts, "she's going to have some headwinds against her."

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