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Former Trump U.N. Ambassador Announces Run in Kentucky Gubernatorial Race – Brospar Daily News

by Arjun Singh

Kelly Knightcraft, a former top diplomat in the Trump administration, announced Kentucky’s gubernatorial campaign for the 2023 gubernatorial race on Twitter.

“I’m running for governor because I know our best days are ahead of us,” Kraft said. in his video announcement on Twitter“This sport is for all of us who still believe that we can lead education, that the government will have no place at our table and that our children deserve to grow up in safe communities.”

After Craft made an online announcement on September 7 month of speculation She will seek the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Governor Andy Beshear, who is running for re-election. Kraft’s statement underscores his Kentucky roots and his father’s lessons in personal responsibility.

The announcement makes Kraft one of many credible contenders for the Republican state nomination, Cook’s Partisan Voting Index scores R+16. In the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump Support the state 25.9%The vote rate was 62.1%.

However, Trump has approved In the race: Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron of Elizabethtown, Ky.Cameron rises to fame when he speaks in 2020 Critically acclaimed speech at the Republican National Conventioncalling on black voters to vote for Trump. he is considered a The rising stars of the partyaccording to Politico, and was the first statewide black public servant.

Other candidates include Republican State Representative Savannah Maddox for the 61st District. U.S. Representative Thomas Massey agrees Member of Kentucky’s 4th District, leading liberal in the House Republican Caucus. Local media also speculated Former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, whom Beshear defeated in 2019, and U.S. Representative 6th District Andy Barr are likely to run.

Although she does not have Trump’s endorsement, Kraft is seen as a loyal senior official in his administration. She served as U.S. Ambassador to Canada under Trump from 2017 to 2019 before serving as Promoted to United States Ambassador to the United Nations Until Trump’s term ends, succeeding Republican former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley in the role. However, upon leaving Haley’s service, position stripped of cabinet-level status During Kraft’s tenure.

Craft’s husband, Joe Craft, is a billionaire. CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, LP, One of the largest coal producing companies in the United States. The two were previously major fundraisers for Republican candidates, donated $1 million Trump’s inaugural committee in 2016.

Neither the Craft nor Cameron campaigns responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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Arjun Singh is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Background photo “Kentucky State Capitol” by: Peter Fitzgerald.CC BY-SA 2.5.


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