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Ken Buck says he might run for Colorado attorney general if Cynthia Coffman runs for governor

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Political dominoes are falling across Colorado, and the latest could have Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck run for state attorney general in 2018 if Cynthia Coffman, the current officeholder, decides to join the crowded race for governor.

Two Republican operatives said that Buck, a two-term lawmaker from Windsor, has begun to talk about the possibility, and he confirmed his interest in a brief phone interview.

"If she decides that she's not going to seek (the) attorney general's office, I would certainly keep my options open," Buck said.

The scenario is far from remote. Coffman told The Denver Post earlier this week that she's looking seriously at a gubernatorial bid and how she could win a Republican primary and a general election.

"I'm a data- and research-driven person, so I have folks who are looking at those things for me," Coffman said.

For Buck, a run for attorney general would be well within his political wheelhouse.

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Before he punched his ticket to Congress in 2014 — taking the place of now-U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado's 4th Congressional District — Buck served as Weld County district attorney.

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