In a scathing comment regarding the recent Kentucky gubernatorial election, Republican candidate Chris Christie placed the blame squarely on Daniel Cameron’s shoulders for “selling his soul” to former President Donald Trump. Speaking to CNN after Cameron’s defeat, Christie did not hold back in his criticism, stating, “Daniel Cameron made a huge mistake by embracing Donald Trump and selling his soul to him. And that’s what he did.” According to Christie, the voters of Kentucky, a traditionally red state, had made their verdict clear on politicians who align themselves with Trump.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) November 8, 2023
Cameron, the former attorney general of Kentucky, ultimately lost the election to incumbent Governor Andy Beshear. Despite Mr. Trump’s endorsement of Cameron, where he touted him as a “person who is going to be a great governor,” the candidate was unable to secure the win.
Christie did not mince his words, claiming that Cameron’s decision to link himself to Trump had severely damaged his political career. He labeled the former president as “political and election poison down-ballot” and blamed him for the Republican Party’s losses in previous elections. Christie, who is running against Trump for the GOP nomination, has consistently criticized Trump, attributing Republican defeats to his endorsements.
Democrats had a fruitful night, triumphing not only in swing states like Virginia and Ohio but also in states that have typically leaned right, such as Kentucky. The election results are a clear indication that embracing Trump may not always be a winning strategy.