Ky. race invites flood of spending as Dems seek to hold red state

Gov. Andy Beshear (D) faces a stiff re-election challenge from Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R).
Kentucky Republican gubernatorial nominee Daniel Cameron unveils his public safety plan for Kentucky during a news conference, Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

As the most competitive statewide election in November, the Kentucky governor’s race is drawing large sums of outside money and national media attention that has thrust the state into the off-year political spotlight.

It pits Gov. Andy Beshear (D), a former attorney general and the son of a former two-term governor, against current Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) who, if elected, would become Kentucky’s first Black governor.

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