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A March 2013 report in ''Governing'' named Colorado's attorney general seat as "vulnerable" to partisan switch heading into the 2014 elections. 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." 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.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/blogs/politics/gov-handicapping-attorneys-general-2013-2014-whos-vulnerable.html ''Governing,'' "The 2013-2014 Attorneys General Races: Who's Vulnerable?," March 25, 2013]</ref>
 
A March 2013 report in ''Governing'' named Colorado's attorney general seat as "vulnerable" to partisan switch heading into the 2014 elections. 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." 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.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/blogs/politics/gov-handicapping-attorneys-general-2013-2014-whos-vulnerable.html ''Governing,'' "The 2013-2014 Attorneys General Races: Who's Vulnerable?," March 25, 2013]</ref>
  
Quick, in addition to Republican [[Cynthia Coffman]], who currently serves as deputy attorney general under Suthers, and [[Libertarian]] [[David Williams]], are all unopposed for their parties' nominations in the June 24 primary. They will face off in the general election on November 4.
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Quick, in addition to Republican [[Cynthia Coffman]], who currently serves as deputy attorney general under Suthers, and [[Libertarian]] [[David K. Williams|David Williams]], are all unopposed for their parties' nominations in the June 24 primary. They will face off in the general election on November 4.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:35, 23 June 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
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Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
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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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A March 2013 report in Governing named Colorado's attorney general seat as "vulnerable" to partisan switch heading into the 2014 elections. 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." 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]

Quick, in addition to Republican Cynthia Coffman, who currently serves as deputy attorney general under Suthers, and Libertarian David Williams, are all unopposed for their parties' nominations in the June 24 primary. They will face off in the general election on November 4.

See also

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