FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican in the crowded 2023 gubernatorial primary and the only Republican with former President Donald Trump’s endorsement, announced on Tuesday that the former president’s 2024 He returned the favor by telling reporters that he supported the campaign to return to state legislature. White House.
His endorsement came after a U.S. House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol recommended that the Justice Department file criminal charges against Trump’s actions in connection with the riots. It happened a few weeks later.
“Yes, I support Donald Trump in the (Republican) primary.”
Mr. Cameron had already announced his candidacy in May 2022, but he had already announced his candidacy in May 2022, but he had announced his candidacy for the gubernatorial election in May 2022. Last summer, he formally ran for governor at the Kentucky State Capitol with Trump’s endorsement.
Elected Kentucky’s first black Attorney General in 2019, he is also the first black to run for governor from one of America’s two major political parties. (The first black man to run for governor here was Louisville’s Naira Jumoke his Yarborough, who ran as a Natural Law Party candidate in 1999.)
Cameron endorsed Trump on Tuesday, but also acknowledged the fact that the former president refused to accept it publicly: Democratic President Joe Biden legally won the 2020 election.
When asked about it directly, Cameron said: We still have breathtaking coverage about 2020. “
Some Republican strategists blame Trump and his influence, including vetoing the election, for the Republican Party’s failure to seize control of the Senate and other key constituencies in November. Many Republican candidates who denied legitimacy in the 2020 presidential election have been defeated.
Cameron is part of a crowded field seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Other Republican candidates include Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, state auditor Mike Harmon, and Kelly Craft, who served as ambassador to the United Nations and Canada during the Trump administration.
Journalist Joe Garth contributed to this article. Please contact reporter Morgan Watkins at email@example.com. Follow her on her Twitter: @morganwatkins26.