President Trump endorses Daniel Cameron in Ky. AG race

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 17:13:46-04

(LEX 18) — Calling him a "new star," President Donald Trump endorsed Daniel Cameron for the office of Attorney General in the Commonwealth.

"He is tough on crime, strong on borders, and will fight for our Second Amendment. Daniel will never let you down. He has my full and complete endorsement!" the President Tweeted Monday.

Cameron, a Hardin County native and graduate of UofL, thanked the president for his support.

“It’s truly an honor to be endorsed by the President. And it’s humbling to be recognized as a future leader of our party,” Cameron said. “To the people of Kentucky, I pledge to you this: as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of our Commonwealth, I will fight for you every day and work with every fiber of my being to restore honor and integrity to the role of Attorney General. I will proudly stand with President Trump and federal law enforcement to address the drug crisis and combat illegal immigration.”

The Kentucky Attorney General race is already set to be contentious as Cameron challenges former Kentucky Speaker of the House Gregory Stumbo. Earlier this week, Cameron released an ad revealing what he called "misdeeds" in Stumbo's past.

Stumbo appears to have brushed off Cameron's campaign ad, writing on his Facebook page, "While my opponent is filming false ads full of personal attacks, I'm fighting for what really matters -- Kentucky families. "

So far, Stumbo's campaign has not posted a response to the president's endorsement of his opponent.