David Ermold is anxious about running, but confident he could win.
Just when we thought Kim Davis was gone from the media forever, she has popped up not once, but twice in the news this week.
First the Kentucky Clerk infamous for denying same-sex marriage licenses after the SCOTUS ruling said she is running for re-election to keep her post, but now the same gay man she refused to serve, David Ermold, wants to campaign for the same job.
Two years ago in a video that went viral with over 1 million views, Ermold and his partner of 17 years confronted Davis at the Clerk’s office to get their marriage license which was declared a constitutional right by the Supreme Court.
But because of Davis’ religious beliefs, she refused them, causing a firestorm of backlash from the LGBT community. However, Davis received accolades from conservative politicians who used her to further their campaigns.
Currently, in Rowan County, there are no other Democrats who have thrown their hat in the ring to run against Davis, but Ermold wants to change that.
“If Kim Davis was reelected in that position without an appropriate fight, I’d probably regret it for the rest of my life,” Ermold told WKU Public Radio.
“I think I could win,” he said to the Greenfield Recorder. “I don’t think that she has learned anything from the experience at all. I really, truly think that she feels like she is right. I really don’t think she cares at all about what civil rights are.”
Ermold is confident that he could defeat her, but according to the AP he's worried about raising money for his first campaign for public office.