LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) - A high school math teacher has defeated the majority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives in the GOP primary, following a wave of education protests at the Kentucky Capitol and elsewhere around the country. Travis Brenda narrowly beat Rep. Jonathan Shell Tuesday. Two years ago, Shell was credited with helping orchestrate a GOP takeover of the House. But voters turned on him for his role in changing the pension system. Brenda credited a groundswell of teacher support for the win.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A county clerk in Kentucky who went to jail three years ago for denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples now knows who her challenger will be in the fall election. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis faces Elwood Caudill, who won a four-way Democratic primary Tuesday, defeating David Ermold. Ermold was one of those denied a marriage license in 2015, and his campaign raised more than $200,000 with donations from at least 48 states.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A gay Kentucky man has lost his bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses despite a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision. David Ermold sought the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary in Rowan County. He lost to Elwood Caudill despite a campaign that raised more than $200,000 in donations from at least 48 states. In November, Caudill faces the religious conservative invoked "God's authority" in the 2015 controversy.
LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) - A high school math teacher is hoping to topple the majority leader of Kentucky's House of Representatives on a night when more than a dozen current or former teachers were on the ballot following a wave of education protests at state Capitols this spring.
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