Commonwealth Policy Center

Daniel Cameron is the Republican candidate for attorney general but if a plaintiff has his way, Cameron could be disqualified for not fulfilling the Constitutional requirement of practicing law for eight years. Cameron argues that he’s fulfilled the requirement in various capacities, including a stint as a law clerk to a federal judge. This objection is nothing new.  A similar complaint was filed in 1995 against then democratic attorney general candidate Ben Chandler whom critics argued that his four years of service as state auditor didn’t make him eligible. However, the courts disagreed and allowed Chandler to remain on the ballot. In light of that, Cameron will likely be ok. If Cameron wins, he’ll become Kentucky’s first black attorney general.