BREAKING: Kentucky Republicans flipped AG race, elected first African-American to the position

Republican Daniel Cameron has been elected Kentucky attorney general, becoming the first African American in the state’s history to win the office. He becomes the state’s first Republican AG since the 1940s.

In a race that held historic implications, the contest for the next attorney general in Kentucky came down to experience versus change.

The voters of Kentucky decided that Republican Daniel Cameron will lead the Commonwealth as the next top law enforcement officer.

Cameron is now the first African-American voted individually to state-wide office in Kentucky history. Cameron also is the first African-American to serve as attorney general and the first Republican in the post in more than 70 years.

“It’s really heartwarming and encouraging when folks regardless of political affiliation walk up to you and express support for the idea that you put yourself out there and made a decision to put your name on a ballot,” Cameron said earlier Tuesday.

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