Commonwealth Policy Center

Daniel Cameron easily won Kentucky’s 12-way Republican primary for governor, besting a better funded opponent who outspent him 10-1. Cameron’s strong stands on social issues while serving as Attorney General set him apart from his opponents. His positions also significantly contrast with Gov. Beshear, who’s the most popular Democratic governor in the country, yet the most liberal governor Kentucky’s ever seen. Cameron said in his victory speech, “The new religion of the left casts doubt on the greatness of America. They embrace a picture of this country and this commonwealth that is rooted in division, that is hostile to faith and that is committed to the erosion of our education system.” If Cameron wins in November, he could become the first black Republican governor in the nation.