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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 […]

What the candidates are saying less than a week before Kentuckians narrow the field for governor

BY: - May 10, 2023

Next week, Kentucky voters will decide what the November election will look like.  Twelve Republicans will be on the ballot for governor after a primary campaign that has sparked attack ads and heated debates — and raised questions about whether Republicans can unite behind their eventual nominee this fall.  As of Tuesday morning, Medium Buying […]

Craft has loaned her campaign almost $9.3 million

BY: - May 4, 2023

Republican Kelly Craft has put almost $9.3 million into her quest to become Kentucky’s governor, according to her latest campaign finance disclosure. Craft, a former ambassador to the United Nations, loaned her campaign $2.25 million during the April 17-May 1 reporting period. That came on top of a $7 million loan from Craft to her […]

After fierce primary battle, can Kentucky Republicans rally behind their governor nominee? 

BY: - May 2, 2023

Two weeks away from Kentucky’s primary election, some Republicans are looking toward a path for unity in November.  Monday night’s KET debate showcased tensions between the top two Republican governor candidates — Attorney General Daniel Cameron and former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft. It was the first time the two appeared together in a debate […]

Craft and Cameron bring out the boxing gloves for KET debate

BY: - May 1, 2023

LEXINGTON — The two Republican frontrunners in Kentucky’s governor’s race finally appeared on the same debate stage Monday, launching attacks at each other during a fiery KET debate. Monday night marked the first time that Attorney General Daniel Cameron and former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft appeared in a debate together. A recent FOX 56/Emerson […]

With GOP frontrunners missing, governor candidates take Northern Kentucky debate stage

BY: - April 26, 2023

COVINGTON — Seven of the dozen Republicans running for governor took part in a two-night debate in Northern Kentucky this week.  Four candidates faced off in a debate Wednesday night. Three of the candidates — Somerset Mayor Alan Keck, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and State Auditor Mike Harmon — have appeared alongside each other in […]

Kelly Craft holds up a copy of young adult memoir “All Boys Aren’t Blue" by George M. Johnson while speaking to reporters after the KSR debate. (Kentucky Lantern photo by McKenna Horsley)

No coordination, says Kelly Craft of $1.5 million gift from husband’s trust to PAC

BY: - April 19, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Republican candidate for governor Kelly Craft said the $7 million she has loaned her campaign shows she’s “all in” while saying there’s no coordination between her campaign and the super PAC promoting her election that received $1.5 million from her husband Joe Craft’s trust. Kentucky law prohibits coordination between a candidate’s campaign and […]

Republican gubernatorial candidates Mike Harmon, Kelly Craft, Ryan Quarles and Alan Keck attend the Kentucky Sports Radio debate. (Kentucky Lantern photo by McKenna Horsley)

Cameron conspicuously absent, as Republican candidates talk about ‘woke’ agendas in schools

BY: - April 19, 2023

LOUISVILLE — An empty chair for Daniel Cameron was placed on stage during Wednesday’s Kentucky Sports Radio debate, highlighting the attorney general’s absence.  While Cameron, the frontrunner in Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor, was elsewhere, he still got a good bit of attention after moderator Matt Jones asked the others if he had been a […]

Craft absent as Republicans field questions about economy, nuclear energy in Paducah

BY: - April 18, 2023

PADUCAH — Four Republican candidates for governor fielded questions about the economy and pledged their support for exploring Kentucky’s nuclear energy options during a forum sponsored by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Not present for the event was former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, who polls show running second behind Attorney General Daniel […]

Warren County GOP hears from five Kentucky candidates for governor, one presidential hopeful

BY: - April 15, 2023

BOWLING GREEN — The Warren County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner brought five candidates in the Kentucky governor’s race and one presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, under one roof Friday night.  Voicing unity in their quest to defeat Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear this fall, the gubernatorial candidates — Attorney General Daniel Cameron, former […]

Few differences emerge among top Republicans in first debate of Kentucky governor’s race

BY: - March 7, 2023

LOUISVILLE —  Four top Republican governor candidates agreed on school choice and lowering the state income tax, but differed on abortion and legalizing medical marijuana Tuesday night.  The debate at The Henry Clay in Louisville was the first ahead of the May 16 primary election.  Five of the 12 Republicans seeking their party’s nomination for […]