A political action committee backing Kelly Craft in Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor has a new ad calling Cameron soft on crime, again comparing him to a stuffed teddy bear.
Commonwealth PAC released a new ad this week with a new attempt to discredit Cameron’s conservative record.
More than three dozen law enforcement officials backing Cameron in the race for governor reaffirmed their support for his campaign, saying “No ad from a desperate campaign will change that.”
Cameron responded to the attack on social media, echoing a line calling Craft’s campaign “desperate.”
“One desperate campaign continues to attack me one teddy bear at a time, but Kentuckians can see through the mud AND the stuffed animals. I am the law and order candidate in this race and I am proud to have the backing of so many law enforcement,” he said, sharing comments from the law enforcement members supporting his campaign.
The law enforcement officials took two specific shots at Craft, the former ambassador to Canada and later the United Nations during President Trump’s administration.
“Despite having never worked in President Trump’s administration, President Trump endorsed Daniel because, like us, he knows that Daniel will ensure that we have the resources we need to do our job,” the group said, undercutting Craft’s ties to Trump.
The officials also blasted Craft’s ads on the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
“Rather than just talk about the border in ads, Daniel secured a settlement that’s bringing nearly $900 million dollars into our Commonwealth to help save our counties and cities from the drug crisis,” an email statement said.
A dozen candidates are seeking the GOP nomination for governor in the May 16 primary election.