With just over a week before the Kentucky primary elections, top GOP gubernatorial candidates Attorney General Daniel Cameron and former Trump ambassador Kelly Craft chickened out of tonight’s debate. They were expected to discuss gutting Medicaid, their multiple conflicts of interests, who loves Trump more, and their plans to dismantle the Kentucky Department of Education, amongst other topics. While they can try to hide their abysmal records and plans from Kentuckians, it’s clear their agenda would only hurt the Bluegrass State.
Here’s what you need to know:
On Conflicts of Interest:
- Kelly Craft has claimed to not know that her husband donated $1.5 million to a superPAC backing her candidacy. The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance is looking into the possibility that her husband’s actions violated election rules.
- A group backing Daniel Cameron received $100,000 from Pace-O-Matic, a company that then brought a lawsuit against the state a week later. In addition, Pace-O-Matic executives contributed directly to Cameron’s campaign the day before the lawsuit was filed. But of course, Cameron’s office said that there was nothing nefarious or improper about the donation.
On Being the Trump Candidate:
On Dismantling Kentucky’s Department of Education:
Published: May 8, 2023