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Former prosecutor Russell Coleman enters Kentucky AG's race

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Posted at 11:11 AM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 12:17:50-04

Former U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman has entered the suddenly wide-open race for attorney general in Kentucky after Daniel Cameron announced his run for governor.

The Republican is vowing to deliver a crackdown on violent crime and drug trafficking if he's elected as Kentucky's top law enforcement official.

He's also pointing to his extensive criminal justice resume. Coleman touted his ties to ex-President Donald Trump in announcing his candidacy Thursday.

Trump appointed Coleman as U.S. attorney for the western half of Kentucky.

Coleman’s career includes stints as an FBI special agent, assistant commonwealth’s attorney and senior adviser and legal counsel to Sen. Mitch McConnell.