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While most elections across the nation take place next year, there are a few big ones in 2023. Tuesday brought primary elections across the country — from a governor’s race in Kentucky to a mayoral race in Philadelphia — setting the stage for November elections that could point to trends for the 2024 presidential race. Here are five early takeaways; the Philadelphia mayoral race is still being counted.
1. Kentucky Republicans nominated a traditional conservative to try to unseat a Democratic governor
Attorney General Daniel Cameron is the rare Republican these days who has support from sometimes warring factions in the Republican Party — he’s got close ties to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and former president Donald Trump endorsed him.
Cameron is a polished politician and the state’s first Black attorney general, and now he’s the first Black person to win a major-party nomination for governor in Kentucky. He gained national…
This article was written by Amber Phillips and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com