Susan Kochevar, Republican candidate for HD 29, Antonette De Lauro Smith and Amber Freed Photos by Scottie Taylor Iverson
By Scottie Taylor Iverson
Cynthia Coffman, chief deputy attorney general and Republican candidate for attorney general
Colorado Attorney General candidate Cynthia Coffman has worked for her term-limited boss, Attorney General John Suthers, for nine and a half years and now is campaigning to take his job. She explained that the role is like being a managing partner in a law firm. Coffman introduced some humor into her presentation while talking about the contrast between men and women’s fashion selections on the campaign trail. For U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman that means deciding to wear a blue shirt or white shirt and for her a bit more complicated – but the rule is wear nothing distracting.
“I love my husband and respect my boss, but I am my own woman,” she said.
At the recent Western Conservative Conference she was asked if she shared her husband’s opinions.
“We do not agree on everything. On social issues, I am a moderate,” Cynthia said.
“I respect John – he has not been political and held true to his charge. We have been in the news a lot lately and things are changing quickly on the judicial landscape. The hot topic now is same sex marriage and it’s no coincidence that the Dems love having this issue on the front burner. The job of the attorney general is to follow the Constitution of the state of Colorado and the United States, to follow the rule of law and enforce the statutes. Two disagree with me – the Democrat and Libertarian running against me. My dog knows what ‘stay’ means. The clerk in Boulder County does not. It is sad when someone who takes an oath to uphold the law is inconsistent and unpredictable. We are beaten up for defending the law – it’s not easy. There is still a battle by the AG’s over Obamacare and I want to join them.”
She finished by raising her hand, palm side out and said, “This still means something!”
Mary Dambman, president of the Lincoln Club of Colorado, with Candice Benge, Republican candidate for Colorado HD 3
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