Breaking News
More () »

Daniel Cameron becomes Kentucky's first African-American AG

Cameron defeated former Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Republican candidate Daniel Cameron has won the election for Kentucky Attorney General, becoming the state's first African-American attorney general.

Cameron defeated former AG and Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo in his first run for public office. The Louisville-based attorney previously served as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legal counsel.

President Donald Trump called Cameron a "new star" in the Republican Party, saying he had his "full and complete endorsement."

Trump sent his support shortly after Cameron's victory. 

"Great going Daniel, proud of you," Trump said. 

Kentucky Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a supportive statement after Cameron's win. 

"Although we have a governor's race that is too close to call, Republicans have much to celebrate tonight. A complete sweep of Constitutional offices with the Attorney General, Auditor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Secretary of State, and Treasurer is an amazing sign of strength for Republican governance in Kentucky. I'm particularly proud of the historic election of Daniel Cameron, who will become the first African American Attorney General of Kentucky. I want to thank President Trump for his efforts to ensure all of these incredible candidates won their elections this evening."

A Louisville man recently sued to remove Cameron from the ballot, arguing that he did not have the credentials to run for office, however a judge ruled he could stay on the ballot.

Kentucky attorney general candidate Daniel Cameron said, if elected, he would make Kentucky’s unsolved cases, like the ones in Bardstown, a priority.

Cameron said he met Jason Ellis' widow, Amy Ellis, years ago and would work closely with local law enforcement, the FBI and our U.S. attorney to find answers.

RELATED: Judge rules Daniel Cameron stays on ballot

RELATED: 'It is a huge priority;' Ky. attorney general candidate on solving Bardstown cases

RELATED: Governor, attorney general among statewide races in Kentucky

►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the WHAS11 News app now. For Apple or Android users.

Have a news tip? Email assign@whas11.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Before You Leave, Check This Out