Colorado attorney general election, 2014

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Colorado Attorney General Election

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John W. Suthers Republican Party
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Colorado State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer

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The Colorado attorney general election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent John W. Suthers (R) was first appointed in 2005 and is ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.

Colorado is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered closed, but unaffiliated voters may choose to affiliate with a party on election day in order to vote.[1]

Candidates


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Incumbent attorney general John Suthers, a Republican first appointed in 2005 and elected to two subsequent four-year terms, is barred by term limits from running again in 2014.

Vying for the open seat is Democrat Don Quick, who is considered "a strong contender to flip the seat."[6] Quick and Republican Cynthia Coffman, who currently serves as deputy attorney general under Suthers, ran unopposed for their parties' nominations in the June 24 primary. They will face off in the general election on November 4 along with Libertarian nominee David Williams.

Against the backdrop of Colorado's "purple" partisan landscape, this race, as well as other statewide seats opening in 2014, present competitive enticement to the non-incumbent party to assert control over new offices and territory.[6]

An early race ratings report from Governing named Colorado's attorney general seat as "vulnerable" to partisan switch heading into the 2014 elections.


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