Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tea Party Favorite Ken Buck Wins CO-SEN GOP Primary

In the end, voters overlooked the gaffes. Ken Buck has beaten Republican Party establishment favorite Jane Norton in the Colorado Senate primary, having survived a number of caught-on-tape gaffes that plagued his campaign's closing days. Buck leads Norton 52%-48%, with 76% of precincts reporting. The Associated Press has called the race for Buck. Buck, the Weld County District Attorney, has positioned himself as a Tea Party candidate, in contrast with Norton, a former Lt. Governor and a favorite of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Buck led in the polls since June, despite a number of high profile miscues. At a campaign event, in apparent response to a Norton ad calling on him to "be man enough," Buck said voters should pick him because he "does not wear high heels."...more

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