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A Trump-Loving Sheriff Fired Her Because She’s Lesbian So She Ran For His Office And Beat Him By a Landslide

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Charmaine McGuffey

In a contentious, hard-fought primary in Ohio, Democratic Challenger Charmaine McGuffey has ousted Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil, the man she alleges fired her because she’s a lesbian. And she stomped him at the ballot box, winning approximately 70 percent of the vote, cincinnati.com reports.

It was a rare victory, a challenger knocking off an incumbent in a primary and a humiliating defeat a man who won two consecutive terms as sheriff.

Neil’s conservative politics had frustrated many who considered themselves the next generation of Hamilton County Democratic leaders. They did not forget his appearance on stage, in uniform, in 2016 at rally for Donald Trump.

Neil was front and center with his good friend, Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones, a Republican through and through and a Trumpite of the first order, smiling and applauding as the Republican presidential candidate eviscerated Democrats and the media.

McGuffey spent 33 years working in the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). When she was promoted to Major in Command of jail and court services, she also became the highest-ranking woman in the HCSO’s history.

In 2015 she was honored as the local and regional Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. In 2016, the Ohio House of Representatives named her the Public Citizen of the Year.

“The current sheriff and I got into a pretty serious disagreement about the practice of him not holding officers accountable for use of force and harassment of women, female officers, and female inmates,” McGuffey told LGBTQ Nation. “He fired me. So after about a year or so of contemplating, I decided I can do a better job than him.”

“Quite frankly, my opponent has pretended to be a Democrat for many years now, when he’s actually much more aligned with the Tea Party Republicans. He tells people what they want to hear and then doesn’t follow through.”

“[My election] would mean that our country is moving forward,” she said at before the vote, “that we really have moved away from the 1950s model of law enforcement, where not just women are embraced in the law enforcement world, but also LGBTQ members of the community can wear a uniform and be quite successful.”

She will face off with a Republican opponent in the general election and is expected to handily win the race.

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If You Thought Kamala Harris Was Tough On Brett Kavanaugh, Just Wait Until She Debates Mike Pence

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday selected Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Following the news of Biden’s selection, MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace called into her network while on vacation to point out that Harris will mop the floor with Vice President Mike Pence during debates.

“The other piece of reporting I’ve picked up in the past week was from the Trump team, that from their viewpoint, because Donald Trump has no capacity to understand that this is the selection of a person to run the government with the president, he only saw this in terms of casting for the night of primetime coverage that is the vice presidential debate, and this was the pick that scared them the most,” Wallace told MSNBC’s Brian Williams.

“They thought she would more than go toe-to-toe with [Mike] Pence, they thought she could chew him up and spit him out and pointed to her cross-examination of one Bill Barr,” she explained.

“I don’t know that there’s a better debater or questioner on the political field right now,” Wallace said. Her skill-set is unmatched in terms much being able to articulate an argument, to patiently wait to make her point and look at the argument that the democratic ticket has to make.”

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