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A Gay Democrat Seeks a Congressional Seat in a Deep Red District

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Kentucky’s First Congressional District, located in the western part of the state, is considered safely and solidly Republican.

Its current representative is a staunch opponent of LGBTQ+ equality and has been known to send homophobic messages over Twitter.

It sounds like a challenging place for a gay man to run for office, but that hasn’t stopped Jimmy Ausbrooks.Ausbrooks, a mental health counselor, ran unopposed in the district’s Democratic primary this year, and he’s facing U.S.

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