LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In a high-stakes race, Republican Daniel Cameron came out on top as Kentucky’s next attorney general.
Cameron defeated Democrat Greg Stumbo, who served as attorney general from 2004 to 2008 and is also a former speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Cameron beat back challenges from Stumbo about his lack of experience and a lawsuit from a Louisville man who alleged Cameron didn’t have enough of a resume to run for the office.
Cameron, a former University of Louisville football player, worked as McConnell’s general counsel and helped pushed through the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
He’s the first African-American to hold the position in Kentucky. He’s also the first Republican in this position in decades.
Cameron has pledged to return the office to its “bread and butter” roles, a pointed reference to Beshear’s constant adversity with Gov. Bevin and the Republican legislature over issues such as pension reform.
He supports Trump’s southern U.S. border wall, saying any kind of barrier would help prevent crossings and drug trafficking.
Cameron $836,541 for his campaign as of Oct. 21 to Stumbo’s $559,451 fundraising haul
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