Cameron becomes Kentucky’s first African American AG

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Daniel Cameron

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.

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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.