2019 Kentucky Attorney General election

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2019 Kentucky Attorney General election

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  Attorney General Daniel Cameron - Official Portrait.jpg Greg Stumbo.jpg
Nominee Daniel Cameron Greg Stumbo
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 822,932 602,004
Percentage 57.7% 42.3%

Kentucky attorney general election results, 2019.svg
County results
Cameron:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Stumbo:      50–60%

Attorney General before election

Andy Beshear
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Daniel Cameron
Republican

The 2019 Kentucky Attorney General election was conducted on November 5. Primary elections occurred on May 21, 2019.[1] The general election was held on November 5, 2019. Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear declined to seek reelection to a second term to successfully run for Governor. Republican Daniel Cameron won with 57.8% of the vote.[2] He became the first Republican elected attorney general of Kentucky since Eldon S. Dummit in 1944,[3] and the state's first black attorney general.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Daniel
Cameron
Wil
Schroder
Undecided
Cygnal May 10–12, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 26% 19% 55%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Cameron 132,580 55.4%
Republican Wil Schroder 106,950 44.6%
Total votes 239,530 100.0%

General election[edit]

The general election took place on November 5, 2019 following the May 21 primary elections.

Endorsements[edit]

Daniel Cameron (R)
U.S. federal officials
State and local officials
Individuals
Organizations
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Greg
Stumbo (D)
Daniel
Cameron (R)
Other Undecided
The Trafalgar Group (R) October 29 – November 2, 2019 1,117 ± 3.0% 43% 57% 0% 0%
Clarity Campaign Labs (D)[A] August 12–13, 2019 792 ± 3.3% 46% 39% 3% 13%
Gravis Marketing June 11–12, 2019 741 ± 3.6% 36% 47% 16%
WPA Intelligence (R) June 2019 900 ± 3.3% 37% 44% 18%

Results[edit]

Kentucky Attorney General election, 2019[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Daniel Cameron 823,346 57.75% +7.86%
Democratic Greg Stumbo 602,272 42.25% -7.86%
Total votes 1,425,618 100.00% N/A
Republican gain from Democratic

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Partisan clients
  1. ^ Poll sponsored by Democratic Attorney General Association

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election calendar" (PDF). elect.ky.gov. 2019.
  2. ^ Wiegel, David (May 23, 2019). "Democrats look past 2020". Washington Post. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "President Trump endorses Daniel Cameron in Kentucky attorney general race". WKYT-TV. July 29, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  4. ^ Crain, Brennan (July 31, 2019). "Trump endorses Cameron for attorney general". WCLU. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Greg Stumbo running to serve again as Ky.'s Attorney General". WDRB. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Former Attorney General Greg Stumbo plans to run for the job again". Louisville Courier Journal. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Former U of L football player Daniel Cameron wants to be Kentucky's next attorney general". WDRB. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "NKY state senator Wil Schroder will run for Kentucky Attorney General". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Westerfield withdraws from Kentucky attorney general's race". Stamford Advocate. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  10. ^ @realDonaldTrump (July 29, 2019). "The Republican Party has a new STAR, his name is Daniel Cameron (@djaycameron), and he is running for Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ @realDonaldTrump (July 29, 2019). "....He is tough on Crime, Strong on Borders, and will fight for our Second Amendment. Daniel will never let you down. He has my Full and Complete Endorsement!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Cameron, Daniel (31 October 2019). "It was an honor to welcome @RealBenCarson to Louisville this morning. Thankful for his service to our country.pic.twitter.com/x1QdncphDk". @DanielCameronAG.
  13. ^ Daniel Cameron (October 15, 2019). "Had a fantastic morning in Lexington. Thankful / @SenatorTimScott could stop by and headline an event with us. Directly after that I had the chance to sit down with @MarioAndersonTV and discuss my vision for the office of Attorney General. #DC4AG".
  14. ^ "Twitter".
  15. ^ "Twitter".
  16. ^ Damon Thayer (August 17, 2019). "I can't wait to cast my vote this fall for @djaycameron for Attorney General. He'll restore integrity to the office after years of partisan abuse by a succession of pathetic @KyDems like Andy Beshear and retread Greg Stumbo".
  17. ^ John Schickel (July 24, 2019). "honor 2 endorse ⁦@djaycameron⁩ 4 ky attorney general. He will make a great attorney general!".
  18. ^ Jerry T Miller (July 17, 2019). "Proud to support our next Attorney General ⁦@djaycameron⁩ ⁦@RepBratcherKY⁩ ⁦@jmnemes⁩".
  19. ^ Savannah Maddox (August 28, 2019). "⁩Enjoyed hearing from our next Attorney General, @DanielCameronAG, at the Optimist Club meeting this afternoon along with Rep. Mark Hart".
  20. ^ Patrick Morrisey. "Very happy to support @DanielCameronAG for Attorney General of Kentucky. We need another strong, rule of law conservative in our ranks. Daniel's great talent and terrific experiences will help him become an outstanding AG".
  21. ^ @JasonRavnsborg (July 29, 2019). "Keep up the good work Daniel! Ladies and Gentleman join me in supporting the next Attorney General of Kentucky Daniel Cameron @djaycameron!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Daniel Cameron. "It is a great honor to receive the endorsement of the bipartisan Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police. To the men and women in blue, I pledge to be your advocate and your voice every day.⁩".
  23. ^ Our Opinion (November 3, 2019). "Bevin, Cameron, Adams best choices for state". Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Endorsements". Greg Stumbo for Attorney General. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  25. ^ @adamhedelen (July 27, 2019). "2/2 and delivered the best speech I've heard a KY leader make, laying out the case that the biz community has nothing to celebrate when the poor are dying in house fires bc they don't have heat. @StumboForAG isn't perfect but he fights for those that need him. And I'w with him" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  26. ^ "GMcGrath and Stumbo join protesting Harlan County miners who blocked a coal train". Lexington Herald Leader. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  27. ^ "2019 General Election" (PDF). Kentucky State Board of Elections. Retrieved December 7, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites