Will Kim Davis Defeat Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway?

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Day by day we hear of rallies like this, unreported or underreported by the media.

Democrat Jack Conway was up by ten points or more in polling against Matt Bevin, but Kim Davis just may defeat the Kentucky Democratic party.  The race is close enough that the Republican Governors Association just jumped in with $1.6 million in funding in the home stretch.

Kim Davis went to jail because the Democratic governor refused to provide any accommodation for clerks under the state RFRA, although the eventual resolution in Rowan County demonstrated how easy it is to provide such an accommodation. This governor’s race will be a bellwether for the future of conscience protections for gay marriage dissenters.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.