AG Cameron Taps Law Enforcement Backers to Endorse for Gov Race

Kentucky Attorney General and candidate in the Republican primary for governor Daniel Cameron is going back to the well for endorsements in the race for governor.

Cameron released a list of 54 law enforcement officials as he seeks the GOP nomination next May.

“As your Governor, I want everyone in the law enforcement community to know that I’ll never abandon you for political gain,” Cameron said in a statement on social media. “We cannot appease the anti-police movement that is sweeping this nation. Our communities are less safe as a result. Law enforcement needs to know that their Governor has their back.”

His campaign suffered a setback this month as he released poor numbers from his first fundraising period in the election, and is likely unable to close out the field. He was out-raised nearly two-to-one by Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. McConnell insiders donated heavily during the end of the fundraising period to bolster Cameron’s fundraising.

The poor fundraising has several Republican insiders questioning if Cameron is trying to do too much, too fast by attempting to jump from one statewide office to another after three years in the role. Several Republican lawmakers who spoke to Kentucky Fried Politics on a condition of anonymity said many elected Republicans are frustrated with Cameron for not following through with a promise to run for a second term as Attorney General.

Cameron drew international notoriety in his first year as Attorney general, as he served as the special prosecutor in the death of Breonna Taylor. Cameron’s office did not charge Louisville Metro Police officers for the killing of Taylor in a raid on her home.