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Daniel Cameron Brings Gov. Sanders’ Extremism and Baggage to His Struggling Campaign

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Daniel Cameron Brings Gov. Sanders’ Extremism and Baggage to His Struggling Campaign

As Daniel Cameron’s struggling campaign continues flailing less than a week out from Election Day, his latest strategy is bringing Arkansas’ least popular governor in the last 20 years, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to join him on the campaign trail.

Facing an abysmal approval rating back home, you might be wondering what brings Gov. Sanders to Kentucky, but she and Daniel Cameron have plenty of extreme plans in common.

  • Support Stripping Funding from Public Schools: In Arkansas, Gov. Sanders made her “top priority” a rushed education overhaul that included a voucher program that would strip public schools of over $100 million dollars in funding and funnel it to unaccountable private and charter schools. In Kentucky, Cameron supports doing the same thing to public schools in the commonwealth, a position confirmed by his running mate in a debate earlier this week.
  • Oppose Exceptions for Victims of Rape and Incest: In Arkansas, Gov. Sanders has stated that she does not support adding exceptions for victims of rape and incest to the state’s abortion ban, and that she would not advocate for them, but pledged to sign even further anti-choice legislation. In Kentucky, Cameron has long opposed exceptions for victims of rape and incest.
  • Spend Taxpayer Money to Benefit Themselves: In Arkansas, Gov. Sanders spent over $19,000 in taxpayer dollars to purchase a lectern, which sparked an audit into her office and its spending. In Kentucky, Cameron spent more than $100,000 in taxpayer funds to air political advertisements disguised as public service announcements boosting his image ahead of the primary election earlier.

“Bringing in Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders just confirms that Daniel Cameron has extreme plans to attack Kentucky public schools, keep opposing exceptions for rape and incest and waste taxpayer dollars,” said DGA Communications Director Sam Newton. “That’s wrong for Kentucky and nothing they say on the campaign trail – even if it’s from a $19,000 lectern – will change that.”