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Ken Buck says he’s ‘very unlikely’ to run for Colorado attorney general

Tyler Silvy
tsilvy@greeleytribune.com

Ken Buck said he likely won't run for attorney general in Colorado, a reversal from his previous statements in which he had entertained the idea, should current Attorney General Cynthia Coffman leave the seat open in a run for governor.

Buck, a Republican who represents Colorado's 4th Congressional District, told Ross Kaminsky, radio host for KHOW 630-AM, of the switch.

"Right now, I think it's very unlikely that I do anything other than stay focused on running for the 4th Congressional District and doing the job that I enjoy doing here in D.C.," Buck said on the show.

Buck appeared on Kaminsky's show Wednesday morning, and also said that it's a little late in the game to put a campaign together for governor or attorney general.

Buck, a two-term representative from Windsor, is up for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2018, the same time as attorney general and governor races in Colorado will take place.

Buck's shift comes two months after he entertained the idea of a state attorney general run. He told The Denver Post then that he would keep his options open should Coffman run for governor, something Coffman told The Post she was interested in doing.

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Coffman has not yet made an announcement to that end.

Tyler Silvy covers government and politics for The Greeley Tribune. Reach him at tsilvy@greeleytribune.com. Connect with him at Facebook.com/TylerSilvy or @TylerSilvy on Twitter.

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