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Former McConnell lawyer to raise money for AG race

Posted: 1:55 PM, Jan 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-08 18:55:58Z
Daniel Jay Cameron

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former lawyer for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he intends to campaign for Kentucky attorney general.

Daniel Jay Cameron filed a letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Tuesday. The letter says he intends to start raising and spending money for the 2019 attorney general's race. The filing does not put Cameron on the ballot, but it is the first step to launching a campaign.

Cameron will face state Sen. Whitney Westerfield in the May primary. Westerfield lost a close race for attorney general in 2015 to Democrat Andy Beshear.

Cameron joined the Louisville law firm Frost Brown Todd after leaving McConnell's office. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville.