NewsDecision 2019


Daniel Cameron hopes to make history

Posted at 5:30 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 18:48:24-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The eyes of voters in the Commonwealth are not just on the governor's race. The Attorney General's race has made national news and has even been the subject of a lawsuit.

Newcomer Daniel Cameron has made waves after being endorsed by President Donald Trump. Relatively unknown to voters, the young Republican attorney decisively defeated his primary opponent in May, setting the stage between a newcomer to politics and former Attorney General Greg Stumbo.

Tuesday marked Cameron's first time voting in the November election as a candidate. In addition to working in Kentucky as an attorney, he also spent two years in Washington D.C. as general counsel for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Cameron moved back to Louisville in 2017 and calls the position his dream job. He says his experiences in the Bluegrass and Washington have prepared him for the office.

The UofL graduate will join his fellow Republican candidates, including Governor Matt Bevin, at the Galt House in Louisville.

If elected, Daniel Cameron would be the first African-American individually elected to a statewide office.