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Cameron Wins GOP Nomination For Attorney General

Posted at 8:56 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 20:58:54-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Daniel Cameron, a former aide to Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican nomination for Kentucky Attorney General.

Cameron defeated state Sen. Wil Schroder on Tuesday night. Both candidates touted President Trump’s proposed border wall and battled over their conservative credentials.

Cameron went to Washington to serve as McConnell’s lawyer after years in private practice. He worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the confirmation of several conservative judges. Cameron raised more than twice as much in campaign funds than Schroder as of May 6.

Cameron will face former Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo, who held the office from 2004 to 2008, in the November general election. Stumbo was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Kentucky hasn’t elected a Republican attorney general in 70 years.