Chalk the recent weeks in the campaign to select the next governor up to he said, he said as the candidates report each other to the FBI for alleged campaign finance illegalities.
This week Gov. Andy Beshear’s campaign hosted a call with a retired FBI agent to highlight where they say Attorney General Daniel Cameron has broken the law, as he solicited campaign donations from an entity under investigation by his office.
The call comes as Beshear has taken shots from Cameron’s campaign, as Beshear’s campaign and the state Democratic Party received straw donations from London Mayor Randall Weddle. Cameron’s campaign has referred that case to the FBI as well.
In reality, both campaigns are using the Department of Justice’s policy of not confirming or denying investigations to their interests. Even if the FBI was investigating the claims, it is highly unlikely they would interfere in a political campaign by announcing the outcome of their findings or by indicting anyone during the campaign.
Federal Judge Intercedes in Controversial Anti-Trans Bill Case
Kentucky U.S. District Judge and former U.S. Attorney David Hale issued a temporary injunction blocking part of a Kentucky law set to take effect that would halt gender-affirming care as a case brought by the ACLU plays out.
Read More in the Courier-Journal. The block keeps the issue alive on the campaign trail. Polling shows the issue is a popular one for the GOP.
McConnell Mum on Run in 2026
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is mum when it comes to a 2026 run for re-election. Lexington Herald-Leader reporter Austin Horn asked McConnell is he intends to seek another term in the Senate in 2026, and if the governor’s race has a bearing on that decision – McConnell refused to make predictions on the governor’s race, and told the reporter he had “no news to make.”
Read the story at the link, if you have a subscription to the Herald-Leader.
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Rejects “Independent State Legislature Theory”
A ruling from the United States Supreme Court saw liberal and conservative justices align to keep in place a separation of powers between states and the federal government.
The ruling upholds state general assembly power under the U.S. Constitution to control how congressional elections are implemented and scrutinized by local courts and state constitutions.
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