Former McConnell lawyer files to run for attorney general in Kentucky

Published: Jan. 22, 2019 at 6:44 PM EST
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A former University of Louisville football player and lawyer for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has filed to run for attorney general in Kentucky.

Daniel Cameron filed paperwork on Tuesday to seek the Republican nomination for attorney general. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear is not running for re-election. He is running for governor instead.

An Elizabethtown native, Cameron graduated from the University of Louisville in 2008 after playing as a safety on the football team, mostly as a reserve. He was McConnell's lawyer from 2015 to 2017 in Washington. He's now an attorney at the Frost Brown Todd firm in Louisville.

Cameron said he will use the office to fight the drug epidemic.

Republican state Sen. Whitney Westerfield is also running for the GOP nomination.