Cameron campaigns in Clark County

Published 9:41 am Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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In a tight governor’s race, it’s not uncommon to see candidates work their way to different counties.

One of those candidates was in Winchester and Clark County last Friday afternoon.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the Republican candidate running against Democrat and current Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear, stopped by Kentucky Fertilizer on Hill Street to speak with local residents.

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“It’s always nice to be in Clark County and see so many friends and supporters,” said Cameron.

During his speech, Cameron spoke about several issues to those in the audience, which started shortly after 3:00 p.m. and focused on what he calls “Kentucky values.”

“You’ve got a candidate in me that represents and reflects your values,” Cameron said. “It’s about being bold. It’s about offering ideas for the future to make sure that we make this commonwealth the [best] that it can possibly be.”

As expected, Cameron honed in on several topics.

Among them were education, law enforcement, taxes, pro-life legislation, protecting women’s sports and more.

“I can’t tell you how many folks I’ve talked to across Kentucky who’ve told me that they’ve got daughters and granddaughters that are working hard to compete in women’s sports,” Cameron said. “If you want a governor that is pro-life… I’m going to stand up for our children, and I’m [going to] stand up for the unborn and make sure that they’re able to reach their God-given and full potential.”

Cameron also referenced the controversial Senate Bill 150, pointing out that – by a 2-1 vote on Friday – the United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected attempts to block portions of the bill.

Several local officials, including Clark County Magistrates Chris Davis and Dan Konstantopoulos, Winchester City Commissioner Shannon Cox and Clark County Attorney William Elkins, were in attendance for Cameron’s campaign stop.

State Rep. Ryan Dotson introduced Cameron and urged the audience to stand with the Republican candidate in November.

“We need to stand together. We need to be united, and there’s no doubt in my mind that Daniel Cameron will win Clark County,” Dotson said. “It’s key that we get out [to vote].”

Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue spoke in favor of Cameron, stating that he is endorsed by the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police, an organization of 11,000 members.

“We appreciate him so much,” Perdue added. “I wholeheartedly endorse him. We couldn’t have a better candidate.”

With Election Day fast approaching on Tuesday, Nov. 7, Cameron offered some final words to the audience.

“If we care about our kids, if we care about the Second Amendment, if we care about education, if we care about building a commonwealth that can be a shining city and a model and example for the rest of the nation, let’s work hard,” he said. “As goes Clark County, so will this election go.”