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Daniel Cameron’s Announcement Ramps up Crowded and Chaotic GOP Primary in Kentucky

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Today, Daniel Cameron filed paperwork to run for governor in Kentucky. Cameron is the fourth Republican to enter the race, and with more Republicans expected to join the field, the GOP primary is already shaping up to be a crowded and chaotic race to the bottom.

Meanwhile, polling continues to show Gov. Beshear’s leadership is overwhelmingly and increasingly popular in Kentucky. In the last year, he secured the largest economic development project in the Commonwealth’s history with Ford Motor Co. and SK Innovation. Gov. Beshear also continues to fight for better schools, with a plan to make the single largest education investment in Kentucky history — even vetoing a pay raise for himself to fight for a pay raise for teachers.

“Daniel Cameron’s announcement today ramps up what is set to be a crowded and chaotic Republican primary, while also confirming he’s been putting his political ambitions ahead of doing his taxpayer-funded job to keep Kentucky safe. But what else would you expect from Mitch McConnell’s number one crony?” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “In contrast, when Andy Beshear was the state’s top prosecutor he worked night-and-day to lock up record numbers of child predators and abusers, take on human traffickers, tackle the opioid epidemic and protect seniors. He’s brought that same strong leadership to the governorship, from guiding the state through tough times to landing historic economic developments, lowering the cost of prescription drugs and increasing pay for state troopers. That’s a record of success that Kentuckians will stick with for another four years.”