Confessed Domestic Abuser Wins Dem Primary
After the “acts of physical cruelty,” Kathleen Parnell said she feared for her life and did not want to stay married. She obtained a restraining order against Archie Parnell after seeking the divorce, according to court documents. The divorce was finalized in early 1974.
Parnell's entire staff resigned after his sordid history became front-page news. Ultimately, Democratic primary goers, who believe Republicans are repressing women's rights, didn't care.