While Democrat Andy Beshear is in a very close race against incumbent Governor Matt Bevin (too close to call with a difference of about 4,000 votes) in Kentucky, the biggest news of the night is a win for Kentucky AG by Daniel Cameron.

Cameron is a rising star in the Republican party and one to watch.

Daniel Cameron is the first African American and the first Republican since 1948 to hold the office of Kentucky Attorney General.

President Trump tweeted out congratulations to Cameron:

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Reports are that “unpopular” Governor Matt Bevin “ticked off” the teachers who are a big voting block in Kentucky:

The Associated Press says the race is too close to call.

Andy Beshear Democrat 711,955 49.2%
Matt Bevin* Republican 707,297 48.9%

FYI: Andy Beshear is the son of a popular former governor of Kentucky.

Resist the temptation to extrapolate national trends from Bevin’s poor #KYgov showing tonight. Bevin is uniquely unpopular in Kentucky, and a Republican AG won statewide by 14 points.


Ironically, Beshear is the former AG:

The Herald-Leader reports that Kentucky voters on Tuesday picked as their next attorney general Daniel Cameron, a young protégé of U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who pledged his unwavering support for the conservative policies of Gov. Matt Bevin, the GOP-led General Assembly, and President Donald Trump, who endorsed him.

Cameron, a 33-year-old native of Hardin County, campaigned on his opposition to abortion, gun control, and illegal immigration.

But he also vowed to break with the practice of outgoing Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, who sometimes challenged Bevin and the legislature in court and refused to defend certain laws — notably, abortion restrictions — when he believed they were unconstitutional. The role of the attorney general is to serve as Kentucky’s attorney, not to take sides, Cameron said.


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