Jennifer Moore Considering Run for Attorney General

Louisville personal injury attorney Jennifer Moore is seriously considering a bid for Kentucky Attorney General next year on the Democratic ticket.

As Gov. Andy Beshear seeks re-election, Democrats will need a slate of qualified candidates to aid in his election and to compete for statewide constitutional offices currently held by Republicans.

Moore tells Kentucky Fried Politics she is being encouraged to run for Attorney General next year. The Paducah native previously served as the chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party and she is also the founder of Emerge Kentucky, an organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women who want to run for office.

She also has the ability to potentially self-finance her campaign, though she’s well-sourced for the financing. Other Emerge Kentucky candidates she has trained excel in raising campaign cash. Moore won a massive $80 million dollar in damages (later reduced to $25 million) against Monsanto, the manufacturer of weed killer Roundup for Edwin Hardeman in 2019. The case garnered international attention as the first federal lawsuit against Monsanto. She described the case as David vs Goliath.

Moore has owned her own law firm since 2007 and is a graduate of the Rosenberg College of Law at the University of Kentucky.

Former U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman is the only candidate currently in the race for Republicans, and no Democrats have yet filed for the seat. Coleman turned in a $370,000 first fundraising report.

As Kentucky Fried Politics first reported in August of 2021, Rocky Adkins, the special adviser to Gov. Andy Beshear, is expected to run for the post of Agriculture Commissioner next year. Democrats will also need to field candidates for Auditor, Secretary of State, and Treasurer.