Tuesday, July 7, 2015
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at [email protected]

DENVER: After weeks of silence on the controversy surrounding his wife Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, called on Congressman Mike Coffman to publicly disclose what he knew about the scandal regarding Attorney General Coffman’s alleged threatening of a state Republican party official.

“The biggest political story in Colorado this year so far is the possibility that Colorado’s chief law enforcement officer participated in a plot to force the Republican state party chair to resign,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “Mike Coffman personally opposed the election of GOP chairman Steve House. But Congressman Coffman hasn’t explained what he knew about his wife attempting to force House to resign under the threat of exposing personally damaging information.”

Congressman Mike Coffman and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman were publicly on opposite sides of the recent election of Colorado Republican Party Chair Steve House. Three months after Cynthia Coffman’s candidate was elected, she admitted to organizing a meeting to force House to resign. Attorney General Coffman also disclosed that she personally brought up allegations of marital infidelity and the potential for litigation against the state party. [1]

“Once again the real question is, what it Mike Coffman know and when did he know it?” asked Runyon-Harms. “That Congressman Coffman would campaign for his own re-election without commenting on the massive political scandal involving the state’s Attorney General–who happens to be Mike Coffman’s spouse–is insulting to voters. Anything less than full disclosure of Mike Coffman’s role in this scandal raises questions of a cover-up.”