Will Kentuckians undo the mistake they made when they elected Andy Beshear as governor? They have the opportunity to vote this coming Tuesday for their current Attorney General, Daniel Cameron (R). The Spectator reports on the race:
On Tuesday, Kentuckians will vote in the state’s highly publicized — and very expensive — governor’s race. Democrat incumbent Andy Beshear is facing off against current Republican attorney general Daniel Cameron. Polls throughout the race have shown Beshear leading by double digits, but GOP consultants I’ve spoken to are cautiously optimistic about Cameron’s chances, noting that his numbers have been rising over the past couple of weeks and that many Kentucky voters remain undecided, which is usually bad news for the incumbent. Trump also reupped his endorsement of Cameron this week in an attempt to disrupt Beshear’s relatively high approval rating among Trump supporters.
Cameron’s recent rise has inspired some late-stage nastiness. Black Voters Matter Action PAC, the political arm of an Atlanta-based activist group, released an ad Tuesday comparing Cameron to Samuel L. Jackson’s self-hating slave character in the movie Django Unchained. “All skin folk ain’t kinfolk,” BVM asserted, referring to the first black nominee for governor in Kentucky as “Uncle Daniel Cameron.” BVM mostly takes issue with the lack of charges brought by Cameron against police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor.
Cameron rejected the ad as “hateful” but Beshear has neglected to denounce the racial attack, stating that because it came from “an African American-led PAC” he would “let them comment for themselves.”
Scott Jennings, a Kentucky-based GOP operative and CNN commentator, described the ad as “despicable,” noting that it is “sadly par for the course for Kentucky Democrats.”
“That Governor Beshear couldn’t muster the courage to denounce this racism in his own party really tells you how partisan he is, despite his pronouncements to the contrary,” Jennings told me.
The Washington Examiner reported Wednesday that George Soros has given $2 million to Black Voters Matter Action PAC in the past few years. A scan of FEC records reveals that Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who coincidentally was one of the stars of Django Unchained, threw a little over $400 at BVM in 2020.
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