Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Black Republican, is calling out Democrats’ treatment of other Black and minority conservatives as the GOP continues to make gains in communities that have traditionally voted Democratic.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, Cameron, a candidate hoping to unseat vulnerable Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in this year’s election, argued a person should be judged on values rather than skin color and that the patriotism, common sense and fair play of the Republican Party were also important to the fabric of the nation and Kentucky.
“I think, for far too long, some Democrats have tried to ask folks that look like me to vote in one specific way, and if you don’t, and if you express a difference of opinion or thought, then they recoil at that, and they give you a lot of grief on Twitter and other social media platforms,” Cameron told Fox.
“But I hope what I’ve demonstrated, whether in my time as running for attorney general and winning that race, or even now as I run for governor, is that here in Kentucky we don’t care what you look like, we care about your values.”
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Republicans have continued to make gains among minority communities across the country, much to the frustration of Democrats. The GOP had its most diverse slate of candidates ever in last year’s midterm elections.
With those gains, minority Republicans have increasingly faced Democrats’ scrutiny, including facing demeaning name-calling and being excluded from groups like the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).
In 2021, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., another Black Republican, was called “Uncle Tim” on social media in reference to the derogatory phrase “Uncle…