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Bobby Jindal

Republican Huckabee to visit jailed Kentucky clerk

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to visit a Kentucky jail next week to meet with a county clerk imprisoned because she ignored repeated court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Huckabee, a Baptist pastor and Republican presidential candidate, plans to host a rally in county clerk Kim Davis' honor after the private meeting outside the Carter County Detention Center. "Having Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubt of the criminalization of Christianity in our country," Huckabee said in a statement issued Friday. "What a world, where Hillary Clinton isn't in jail but Kim Davis is." Davis' jailing offers the many...