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Kentucky AG Cameron becomes latest Republican to run for governor

Another big name in the Kentucky Republican Party has filed to run for governor next year.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed paperwork with the state Registry of Election Finance to start his campaign.

Cameron becomes the third GOP state officeholder to become a candidate in a gubernatorial primary that is a little more than a year away.

Auditor Mike Harmon announced his campaign last year, while Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced nearly two weeks ago.

Those three individuals are likely to be joined by several others in what many believe will be a highly competitive race.

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear is also running for re-election.

Cameron’s campaign did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

Harmon issued a statement welcoming Cameron to the race. The state auditor said GOP candidates are considering a run because of Beshear’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic and his vetoes of several bills

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