Daniel Cameron, the Donald Trump-backed candidate, emerged victorious in Kentucky's Republican primary for governor on Tuesday.
In a nod to Trump's support, Cameron expressed gratitude for the endorsement, proclaiming:
“Of course, a big thank you to President Donald J. Trump for his support and his endorsement of this campaign."
"Let me just say the Trump culture of winning is alive and well in Kentucky.”
You can hear what Cameron said in the video below.
However, Cameron's assertion Trump epitomizes a culture of winning does not align with the broader picture.
During Trump's presidency, Republicans experienced a net loss of 40 seats in the House of Representatives in the 2018 elections. Furthermore, Trump himself suffered defeat in the 2020 election against Joe Biden.
In the 2022 midterms, the anticipated red wave failed to materialize, with Trump-endorsed candidates Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and Herschel Walker in Georgia facing critical Senate losses.
In fact, Republicans endured historically poor results for an opposition party in the 2022 midterms, as reported by The Washington Post.
Many have mocked Cameron's statement as a result.
Cameron—who serves as Kentucky's attorney general and holds conservative religious beliefs—took the opportunity to criticize Democratic incumbent Andy Beshear during his victory speech.
According to the Lexington Herald Leader, Cameron claimed that under Beshear's leadership, schools in Kentucky have embraced liberal ideas, and hostility toward religion has increased.
Trump, in an October 2022 press release, praised Cameron as being "strong on the military," a staunch defender of borders, and a protector of the Second Amendment, which he believed was "under siege."
The upcoming November general election will see Cameron and Beshear face off, vying for the governorship of Kentucky. This contest will undoubtedly be closely watched as both candidates seek to sway voters with their platforms and visions for the state's future.