Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron has been essentially guaranteed a second term in office next year, but he’s also considering a run for governor; if he vacates the seat it could set off a string of moves to replace him in his current role.
Here’s a shortlist of four people Republicans who could consider running for Attorney General, if Cameron moves in a different direction.
- Russell Coleman – The former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky nearly ran for state Attorney General before being appointed to the position by President Donald Trump in 2017. Coleman, like Cameron, served as general counsel for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
- Allison Ball – The two-term State Treasurer has garnered a ton of statewide support and practiced bankruptcy law. Ball is term-limited from seeking a third term as Treasurer, but likely she would consider another state-wide office. Currently Ball is considering a run for state Auditor next year.
- Wil Schroder – State Senator Wil Schroder, R-Wilder, is leaving the state legislature at the end of the year. He ran for Attorney General in 2019 against Cameron in the Republican primary coming up short with 106,952 votes to Cameron’s 132,409.
- Whitney Westerfield – State Senator Whitney Westerfield, R-Crofton, ran for Attorney General in 2015, losing to Andy Beshear by 2,201 votes. Westerfield was geared up and declared to run again in 2019 before he was talked out of the race by those close to McConnell in favor of Cameron running in the primary.