Kentucky Democratic Party: AG Daniel Cameron's run for governor violates ethics laws

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Posted at 12:11 PM, May 12, 2022

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX18) — One day after Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced his campaign for Governor, the Kentucky Democratic Party filed an ethics complaint against him.

Party officials say that Cameron is breaking ethics laws by using his current office to target a political opponent, namely Governor Andy Beshear.

The claim says Cameron's lawsuits against Gov. Beshear break the rules on targeting current and future political opponents with the power of this position. That is why the Kentucky Democratic Party is arguing Cameron can't run in the governor's race.

"General Cameron has time and again protected the rights of Kentuckians who have had their rights trampled upon by a Governor acting outside the bounds of the law," said Cameron's gubernatorial campaign strategist, Brandon Moore, in a statement responding to the ethics complaint. "Andy Beshear has lost time and again. This is the real Andy Beshear - he shows his true colors when he has his minions send out a memo complaining that being held to the law is unfair. Over a year out, and Beshear is already acting this desperate? What a joke."