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Biden nominates Cole Finegan, longtime Democratic attorney, to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney

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Biden nominates Cole Finegan, longtime Democratic attorney, to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney

Denver City Attorney Cole Finegan in a 2004 file image.

President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Cole Finegan, a former Denver city attorney who once served under Democratic governors John Hickenlooper and Roy Romer, to be the next U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado.

Finegan, currently a managing partner at Denver’s Hogan Lovells law firm, beat out two other finalists — Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson and Hetal Doshi, a federal prosecutor — for the region’s top federal law enforcement position.

The White House, in a statement announcing eight other nominations for U.S. attorney positions around the country, said confirming these prosecutors will be critical for addressing the uptick in gun violence over the past 18 months.

Finegan is a veteran of Democratic politics in Colorado going back decades.

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