Daniel Cameron (B) flew past former Attorney General Greg Stumbo (D) on Tuesday, receiving about 60 percent of the vote. The Associated Press predicted it would win the race.
A native of Elizabethtown, he only practiced law since 2011, when he graduated from the University of Louisville. The 34-year-old previously served as a federal district judge for two years before moving to Capitol Hill, where he served as McConnell's chief counsel.
While in McConnell's office, Cameron also managed judicial and criminal portfolios.
Leaves Washington in 2017 to return to Louisville, where he works at the Frost Brown Todd State Affairs Store.
Cameron's young age became a problem in the Stumbo race when Stumbo's backbencher filed a lawsuit claiming Cameron had not practiced the eight-year law required by the Kentucky constitution.
A state judge ruled last month that Cameron's office as a federal clerk counts toward the eight-year minimum ̵
Cameron's relationship with McConnell precedes his tenure on Capitol Hill: He attends Louisville, where he plays on the football team, on a scholarship designated as majority leader.