Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has emerged as the victor in the GOP primary race for the Kentucky gubernatorial race. Trump-backed Cameron will compete against incumbent Governor Andy Beshear, a democrat, in the upcoming November election.
The competition was steep with 11 candidates contending in the race. Although what made the competition notable was the divergent endorsements by former President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Trump, who still polls extremely positively amongst conservative Republicans, opted to endorse Cameron, while Governor DeSantis backed former U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft.
DDHQ: Trump-backed Daniel Cameron wins Republican nomination for Governor in Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/8YHLvtxVs7
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) May 16, 2023
Trump spoke highly of Cameron in a video statement, saying, “Daniel Cameron is a person who is going to be a great governor. Your attorney general, he’s been amazing.” Moreover, Presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Mike Pompeo, and Rep. James Comer (R-KY) endorsed Craft.
Cameron acknowledged the support of President Trump in his victory speech. He said, “And of course, a big thank you to President Donald J. Trump for his support and his endorsement of this campaign. Let me just say, the Trump culture of winning is alive and well in Kentucky.”
Although incumbent Governor Andy Beshear holds a higher favourability rating, the race is predicted to be a close one. It is likely that Cameron’s conservative principles and his tenure as the Attorney General will play a significant role in deciding the outcome of the election.
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