Congressman Guthrie Latest Republican to Endorse Russell Coleman for Attorney General

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie is the latest to add his name to an ever-growing list of endorsements for Russell Coleman, who is seeking to be the state’s next Attorney General.

Coleman tweeted the endorsement on Tuesday, in which Guthrie said Coleman would be an “indispensable partner.”

“Russell will put his experience in law enforcement to work to build a safer and stronger Kentucky that Backs the Blue and tackles the scourge of illegal drugs flowing across Biden’s open border into Kentucky communities,” Guthrie said in a statement.

Coleman, who formerly served as the Western District U.S. Attorney often spoke of illegal drugs flowing across the southern border as the largest threat facing Kentuckians when he served the Trump administration.

The former U.S. Attorney works at Frost, Brown, Todd in Louisville, but has deep connections to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who Coleman previously served as general counsel. McConnell is openly supporting Coleman, and sources say he is blocking avenues for other potential top-tier Republicans to enter the primary race from Washington D.C.

Coleman has been endorsed by Congressman Andy Barr, of Lexington, the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police, and former heads of the Republican Party of Kentucky, in addition to multiple members of law enforcement.

There is speculation that Democratic state Rep. Pamela Stevenson will join the race for Attorney General. Stevenson is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel elected to the state House of Representatives in 2020. She is uncontested this year in her bid for re-election.