Cameron Campaign Fires Back at Craft’s: they ‘Were Huge Obama Donors’

After several negative attacks from Kelly Craft, it’s now Daniel Cameron’s camp that is unleashing some of their opposition research, albeit without any cash behind the attack.

In response to a statewide ad backed by six figures from Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kelly Craft, the campaign of GOP frontrunner Daniel Cameron is seeking to tie her to former President Barack Obama through her husband’s donations.

“Kelly Craft is in panic mode. Her campaign went full negative trying to link Daniel Cameron to Obama because he doesn’t want Kentucky ratepayers to pay for West Virginia’s coal plant,” said Cameron’s campaign strategist Brandon Moody. “It’s convoluted and bizarre.

“However, it’s the Crafts who were huge Obama donors – giving nearly $50,000 to Obama for America, the DNC and the Kentucky Democrat Party not long ago,” Moody told Kentucky media. “Talk about hypocrisy. Kelly Craft needs to explain to Kentucky conservatives why her family gave Obama and liberal Democrats 50 grand.”

Cameron’s campaign is pointing to donations by Craft’s husband, billionaire CEO of Alliance Coal, Joe Craft. In 2006 and 2007, Joe Craft donated to Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee, and the Kentucky Democratic state Central Committee, according to a review of his donations via the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Craft also donated heavily that cycle to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and a committee for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election.

Cameron and Craft are two of a dozen Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor on May 16.