The Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police broke with tradition and endorsed a Republican candidate for Attorney General before any competition entered the race.
Former U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman was endorsed by the Kentucky FOP on Monday 8-months before the May 2023 primary.
“Over the weekend [Russell Coleman] visited with the membership of the @KYSTATEFOP at our Conference in Lexington. These members agreed that there was no better person for the job of AG than Russell Coleman. I’m proud to share our endorsement for 2023,” wrote Kentucky FOP Vice President Ryan Straw.
Coleman is the lone candidate in the race to replace current Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who is seeking the GOP nomination for governor.
“It is a uniquely personal honor to be endorsed by the @KYSTATEFOP to serve as Kentucky’s next Attorney General,” Coleman wrote online. “As violent crime surges in communities across the Commonwealth, I’m committed to #BacktheBlue, put criminals behind bars and keep Kentucky families safe.”
Coleman is the former United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky under the Trump administration. He is also a former FBI special agent who currently works at Frost, Brown, Todd in Louisville, Kentucky.