Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announces run for governor

Posted at 8:08 AM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 10:10:19-05

DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is adding her name to the growing list of Republican candidates for governor.

Coffman officially launched her campaign Wednesday morning, saying she wants to be a champion for rural communities.

“Our state needs a leader who can reach across party lines and find solutions to complicated problems. We are proud that the Front Range is growing, but the hardworking Coloradans in our rural and frontier communities cannot be left behind. I’m running to be Governor of all four corners of our diverse state,” Coffman said in a news release.

Coffman joins a crowded field of candidates, with several other prominent Republicans and Democrats all vying for the job.

Coffman was elected attorney general in 2014. Before that, she served as the chief deputy attorney general for then-Attorney General John Suthers.