On Monday, the Washington Examiner took a look at the three key issues that likely play a significant role in the Kentucky GOP gubernatorial primary on Tuesday.
The three top contenders of the twelve candidates for the GOP gubernatorial nomination are Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Agriculture Commission Ryan Quarles, and former UN Ambassador Kelly Craft.
According to the Washington Examiner, the three top issues the candidates focused on during the primary race have been gun rights, fighting back against the Biden administration’s far-left agenda, and, to that end, “transgender” minors.
The Republican candidate who wins Tuesday’s primary will face off against Kentucky’s incumbent Democrat Governor Andy Beshear, who has vowed to protect the rights of so-called “transgender” children, especially in education.
In March, Beshear vetoed legislation barring minors from undergoing transgender medical procedures.
Attorney General Cameron has a history of fighting to protect women’s sports. In January, he joined a group of Republican state attorneys general to stop the Biden administration from enacting policies to permit males from competing in women’s sports. During the campaign, Cameron said he would sign the legislation Beshear vetoed.
Both Cameron and Kelly Craft have spent the primary vowing to fight back against the Biden administration’s “woke” policies and the radical left.
Craft has also attacked the Biden administration for the border crisis and for its green policies that have shut down coal plants in the state and increased energy costs.
According to the Washington Examiner, all three leading GOP candidates have avoided the issue of gun violence during the campaign, opting instead to discuss rising crime rates in general.
In polling, Attorney General Cameron has been far and away the favorite in the primary, leading his competitors by double digits.
In the most recent poll released last week, Cameron enjoyed a 17-point lead over Craft and a 20-point lead over Quarles.