Jessica M. Karmasek May 7, 2013, 2:45pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) -- Former Adams County District Attorney Don Quick formally launched his campaign for Colorado attorney general Monday.

Quick, a Democrat, took to the steps of the state Capitol to kick off his 2014 campaign.

In February, Quick mailed his papers to the Secretary of State's Office.

In addition to being a prosecutor for 25 years, he also served as an assistant to former Attorney General Ken Salazar, who left his post as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in March.

The 2014 race is an open one. Current Attorney General John Suthers, a Republican, is constitutionally term limited.

Suthers took the office in January 2005 following the departure of Salazar, who resigned to take his seat as a U.S. senator.

Suthers was elected to a full term in November 2006 and was re-elected in 2010.

Salazar, who has endorsed Quick, was at the campaign launch Monday.

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