Colorado attorney general election, 2014

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Colorado Attorney General Election

Primary Date:
June 24, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Cynthia Coffman Republican Party
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

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Democratic Party Don Quick - Former District Attorney, 17th Judicial District[2][3]
Republican Party Cynthia Coffman - Deputy Attorney General[2][4]
Libertarian Party David K. Williams[5]

Race background

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 full 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." Undeclared Republican hopefuls as of the report's release date include Mark Waller, the State House Minority Leader, and attorney general office deputy Cynthia Coffman. 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]

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