(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 Republican Party has a new STAR, his name is Daniel Cameron (@djaycameron), and he is running for Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2019
Thank you @realDonaldTrump looking forward to working with you to combat the drug crisis and crackdown on illegal immigration https://t.co/hbf6r86WfL— Daniel Cameron (@djaycameron) July 29, 2019
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.
Who is Greg Stumbo? His misdeeds and the policies and politicians that he supported disqualify him from representing us. As your Attorney General, I will proudly stand with law enforcement to deport illegal aliens and take on the public safety challenges facing our communities. pic.twitter.com/HlIXrbjS3p— Daniel Cameron (@DanielCameronAG) July 25, 2019
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.