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Kentucky’s Crowded GOP Primary Gets UnBEARably Nasty

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Kentucky’s already crowded and divisive Republican primary for governor is getting even nastier, as a group backing Kelly Craft is spending over $600,000 on new negative TV ads calling Daniel Cameron a “soft establishment teddy bear.”

In a sign that this extreme intraparty battle is just ramping up, the Lexington Herald Leader added that “Though Commonwealth PAC is the first to log any spending in 2023, other super PACs, including many other unauthorized campaign committees, have already formed to bolster candidates on the Republican side this year.”

Meanwhile, Governor Beshear remains focused on attracting new businesses to Kentucky and fixing everyday problems, as polling shows he has a strong 61% job approval across party lines.

“Kentucky’s crowded GOP primary is going to be unbearably nasty and messy – and it’s just getting started. Daniel Cameron, Kelly Craft and the rest of Kentucky GOP’s dangerous dozen candidates care more about taking extreme positions and attacking each other than discussing real solutions,” said DGA Spokesperson Sam Newton. “In contrast, Governor Andy Beshear continues to unite families behind his focus on bringing people together to do right by Kentuckians by attracting new businesses to the Commonwealth, keeping people safe, and fighting to improve public education.”