Republican incumbent Curtis King faces challenger Amanda Richards in November's general election for the state senate Legislative District 14 seat.

King helped usher in the controversial 2015 transportation bill. Richards, an independent GOP, doesn't support the transportation bill, pointing to higher gas prices and the resulting trickle-down impact on consumers who not only will pay more at the pump and but also more for goods and services as businesses are forced to pass higher transportation costs to customers.

Both believe the state Supreme Court has overstepped its authority when it comes to the McCleary decision about school funding and also its ruling that charter schools a...