Cynthia Coffman Elected Colorado Attorney General

November 5, 2014 6:14 AM

Cynthia Coffman Elected Colorado Attorney General
" DENVER (CBS4)- Colorado is choosing a new attorney general for the first time in a decade with the retirement of John Suthers. The candidate to succeed him is his current deputy Republican Cynthia Coffman.

Coffman faced former Adams County prosecutor Don Quick.

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“We have a dynamic, growing Republican party in this state,” said Coffman.

The race was a relatively low-key affair but attorneys general can have an outside influence on state government.

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They decide what litigation to pursue and set the tone for the state judiciary.

Coffman has said she plans to establish a public integrity unit to investigate corruption by public officials.

On gay marriage, Coffman said she agreed with Suthers’ decision to enforce Colorado’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage despite federal rulings in other states declaring such bans illegal "

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