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Attacks fly as contentious general election campaign for Kentucky governor begins
The general election campaign for Kentucky governor got off to a feisty start this week as Democrats worked to link the freshly minted Republican nominee to heavily criticized pardons by the vanquished predecessor of Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat who is trying to win a second term in GOP territory.
Republicans united behind attacks of their own, declaring at a Friday rally that Beshear has overstated his role in achievements they say stemmed from actions taken by the GOP-led Legislature.
While Republicans, led by their gubernatorial nominee, Daniel Cameron, ridiculed the governor's record, Beshear stayed mostly above the fray. Beshear touted the state's record-setting pace of economic development projects and said he intended to deliver more as he trekked across Kentucky on a bus tour.
If there was any doubt about national interest in the race, which could offer something of a preview of voter sentiment ahead of the 2024 presidential campaign, that was put to rest with a blistering ad launched on statewide television against Cameron by a group tied to the Democratic Governors Association. (Herald-Leader)
Cameron campaign releases internal poll showing Beshear leading by 2%
The race for governor of Kentucky this fall is within the margin of error, according to Republican gubernatorial nominee Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
According to a survey produced for the Cameron campaign by Co/Efficient Beshear leads Cameron by 2 percent, and the margin of error for the poll is +/- 3.12 percent. The margin of error means Beshear could be up by 5 percent, the race could be even, or Cameron could be up. The more interesting number in the polling is the 12 percent of undecided Kentuckians. (KY Fried Politics)
Kish Cumi Price sues Louisville Urban League over firing
Two months after she left the Louisville Urban League − after only five months as its president − Kish Cumi Price has sued the organization. (Courier-Journal)
KY’s COVID-19 memorial honoring those lost to virus set to be dedicated next week on grounds of Capitol
Kentucky’s monument to honor those who died due to COVID-19 is nearly completed, and a dedication ceremony has been scheduled to take place next week on the grounds of the State Capitol. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 24, at 2 p.m. (NKy Tribune)
Civil rights groups warn tourists of 'hostile' Florida laws
The NAACP over the weekend issued a travel advisory for Florida, joining two other civil rights groups in warning potential tourists that recent laws and policies championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers are “openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals.”
The NAACP, long an advocate for Black Americans, joined the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a Latino civil rights organization, and Equality Florida, a gay rights advocacy group, in issuing travel advisories for the Sunshine State, where tourism is one of the state's largest job sectors. (WHAS - News)
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