Former U.S. Attorney General Barr Endorses Russell Coleman

‘There is No One More Qualified to Serve the People of Kentucky as their Next Attorney General’

CRESTWOOD, Ky. (March. 20, 2023) – Republican Nominee for Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman was endorsed today by former United States Attorney General William Barr, who served as the nation’s chief law enforcement official in both the Donald Trump and George H.W. Bush administrations. Coleman served under Barr as U.S. Attorney for Louisville and Kentucky’s 53 western counties.

“The violent crime crisis and the disaster at the Southern Border threaten the safety of every community. We need leaders with courage who will stand strong for law enforcement and public safety,” said Attorney General Barr. “I fully endorse Russell Coleman because he has the experience of supporting law enforcement and protecting Kentucky families. I had the chance to see Russell’s firm commitment to upholding the rule of law firsthand, and he proved his character and effectiveness time and again. There is no one more qualified to serve the people of Kentucky as their next Attorney General.”

While United States Attorney, Coleman was appointed to a working group of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice established by Attorney General Barr.  He was also appointed as the Vice Chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee Law Enforcement Liaison Subcommittee and a Member of the AG’s Heroin & Opioid Working Group.

“It’s a humbling honor to have the support of my former boss and decades-long champion for law enforcement, Attorney General Bill Barr,” said Coleman, Republican Nominee for Kentucky Attorney General. “He was a steadfast ally in the fight to protect Kentucky families from surging violence, metastasizing Mexican cartels, and deadly drugs. As Kentucky’s next Attorney General, I’ll collaborate with federal, state and local law enforcement to tackle these threats with the sense of urgency they deserve.”

Attorney General Barr’s endorsement underscores the historic support for Coleman’s campaign, which includes more than 125 law enforcement officials, prosecutors and conservative leaders. Coleman has also earned the endorsement of the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the Kentucky Right to Life Victory PAC, the Republican Attorneys’ General Association, U.S. Congressmen Brett Guthrie & Andy Barr and U.S. Senator Rand Paul. Coleman has broken multiple fundraising records, and he is in a position of strength to win in November.

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