33-year old Republican Daniel Cameron is the first ever African American to be elected Kentucky’s attorney general. If that weren’t historic enough, Cameron is also the first Republican to win in over 70 years. Cameron won with over 57% of the vote and was a first time candidate who beat Democratic rival Greg Stumbo, Kentucky’s former speaker of the House.
Daniel Cameron will take the seat from Democrat Andy Beshear who ran for governor, and looks like he will win that race by roughly only 5,000 votes more than Republican candidate Matt Bevin. At the young age of only 33, Cameron is former general counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
During Cameron’s victory speech last night he thanked his former boss McConnell and laid out a game plan for Kentucky. “I want to make it very clear that I have an obligation to you all, to the Fraternal Order of Police, to our law enforcement community more broadly, to stem the tide of the drug epidemic.” He then asked his supporters to “hold me accountable to make sure I’m doing everything accountable to improve the outcomes for all of Kentucky.”
Cameron campaigned on promises to attack the opioid epidemic and crimes against children. He is also an advocate of President Donald Trump and touted conservative issues such as a push against illegal immigration ensuring Kentucky does not become a sanctuary state.