Steve Beshear

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, is switching to Republican Party

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, is switching to Republican Party

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, said she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage.

Davis made the announcement while in Washington to attend the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, said Charla Bansley, a spokeswoman for Liberty Counsel, which represents Davis in her legal battles.

"I've always been a Democrat, but the party left me," Davis said, according to Bansley.

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