Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

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Republican Daniel Cameron is sworn in on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Frankfort, Ky., as the first African-American in Kentucky history to serve as its attorney general. Cameron’s hand is on a Bible being held by his mother, Sandra Cameron, as U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove administers the oath of office. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Daniel Cameron has been sworn in as the first African American in Kentucky history to serve as its attorney general.

Cameron took the oath of office during a ceremony Tuesday in the attorney general’s office at the state Capitol.

Cameron is a protege of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The 34-year-old becomes the first Republican in 70 years to serve as the state’s top prosecutor. Cameron defeated Democrat Greg Stumbo in November.

He took office a few weeks early when his predecessor, Gov. Andy Beshear, appointed him to serve the remainder of his term.

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(This story was originally published on Dec. 17, 2019)

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