kentucky governor’s race

Education, environment, economy and more: Here’s where Beshear and Cameron stand on the issues

BY: - October 27, 2023

For months, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and his challenger, Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, have made their cases to voters about why they are better suited to lead Kentucky over the next four years.  Both candidates have held campaign stops across the commonwealth, spoken to organizations and met for five gubernatorial debates this October.  With […]

Kentucky’s youth are caught in the middle as Beshear-Cameron spar over transgender care

BY: - August 16, 2023

Ysa Leon is questioning their future in the commonwealth. The outcome of Kentucky’s gubernatorial race this November will be a deciding factor.  “I’ve told my family: Be prepared in November because that might change where I’m staying after I graduate in May,” said Leon, a 20-year-old nonbinary student at Transylvania University, where they are president of […]

Cameron wants to raise pay for first-year teachers, fund tutoring programs

BY: - August 15, 2023

Republican gubernatorial candidate Daniel Cameron is calling for tutoring students outside of school hours and increasing starting teacher pay to make up for the drop in Kentucky students’ performance that he blamed on school closures and virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic.  The attorney general released the “Cameron Catch-up” plan Tuesday with press conferences in […]

With Beshear absent, Cameron pitches himself as the rural candidate in farmer forum

BY: - July 26, 2023

Values was the word of the day as Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron addressed a crowd of Kentucky Farm Bureau board members and employees in its Measure-the-Candidate forum.  He pitched himself as a politician who embodies rural ideas and criticized the absence of his opponent in the gubernatorial race, incumbent Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.  “Of […]

Cameron’s office asks FBI to investigate $202K refunds from Beshear’s campaign, Kentucky Dems

BY: - June 22, 2023

Editor’s note: This story was updated Thursday afternoon with more information. FRANKFORT – The office of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has asked the FBI to investigate circumstances surrounding controversial political contributions made to the reelection campaign of Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Democratic Party last December. On Tuesday, Beshear’s campaign manager announced that the […]

On the campaign trail, Cameron vows to retire Beshear in governor race

BY: - June 13, 2023

SHEPHERDSVILLE — Republican Daniel Cameron’s stump speech Tuesday in Shepherdsville hit familiar themes — his Christian faith, conservative values, criticism of his rival, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.  But there was one big departure — the attorney general did not highlight his endorsement from former President Donald Trump, who was set to appear in a Miami […]

Path on Kentucky gun laws unclear weeks after Louisville shooting

BY: - May 23, 2023

More than a month after two mass shootings in Louisville in a single week left seven victims dead, political leaders in Frankfort are saying little about what changes may be made to Kentucky’s gun laws.  In April, five victims died after a 25-year-old man entered Louisville’s Old National Bank and opened fire on his coworkers […]

Beshear kicks off statewide bus tour and reelection campaign with talk of hope and progress

BY: - May 19, 2023

ELIZABETHTOWN — Rolling into Elizabethtown Friday afternoon in a chartered bus plastered with the words “Andy Beshear for Kentucky,” Gov. Andy Beshear lost little time telling workers at the Metalsa plant why he deserved four more years. “I can’t wait to see everything we can do to continue this progress in the next four years, where […]

Cameron still mulling potential running mate as GOP talks unity

BY: - May 19, 2023

FRANKFORT — Daniel Cameron, who won about 48% of the votes during a heated Republican gubernatorial primary, told reporters Friday that he is still mulling who will be his future running mate.  Cameron, leading a slate of Republican nominees for statewide offices, appeared with the group at the party’s headquarters in Frankfort.  “Starting the process […]

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Thanks to McConnell, Trump and himself, Cameron looks strong

BY: - May 19, 2023

Daniel Cameron’s thumping victory in Tuesday’s hard-fought Republican primary makes him a stronger-than-forecast challenger to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear — not just because he won big, but because of how he got there. Cameron led in polls from the start, thanks to his name recognition as Kentucky’s attorney general and his national-level status as the […]

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron

Republican gubernatorial candidates make final-hour plea to voters during flurry of campaign stops

BY: - May 15, 2023

This story has been updated. With a flurry of campaign stops and efforts to showcase high-profile endorsements, Republican candidates for governor are working down to the wire to make their final pitches to voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Turnout on Tuesday is expected to be as low as 10%. Early in-person voting began last […]

Cameron wants increased teacher pay, ‘far-left’ out of classroom

BY: - March 1, 2023

Kentucky Republican candidate for governor Daniel Cameron released his plans for Kentucky’s education system if elected in November. They include raising starting pay for teachers and keeping “far-left” policies at bay.  In a Wednesday press release, his campaign said his framework aims to “keep the far-left from indoctrinating our students” and that the attorney general […]