The outgoing official seeded the effort with $1 million earned from consumer fraud settlements out of her office.
Candidates for state treasurer and secretary of state as well as Colorado’s expansive 3rd Congressional District also debated Saturday in Grand Junction.
The opinion is a surprise, as many legal experts believed a statewide vote was necessary to alter Colorado’s constitution to allow sports gambling.
In Colorado, nine have already joined in the action and more than a dozen cities and counties say they’re considering the move.
State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman failed to make the Republican ballot, garnering just 5 percent of the delegates' votes.
Cynthia Coffman says Stapleton missed an April 2 party deadline to declare he would seek to qualify for the June primary at Saturday's assembly.
The race for governor is firming up, and along with it the race for campaign funds.
In the Washington Post, Coffman warns the Trump administration that it's "too late" to dismantle the industry.
In her announcement, Coffman said she was "running to be governor of all four corners of our diverse state."
Sessions recently sent letters to the governors of Colo., Alaska, Ore. and Wash., detailing his concerns with state regulatory efforts. Colorado has responded.