Buck Files Paperwork for Second U.S. Senate Run

August 8, 2013
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Buck 2.0:  The Weld County District Attorney narrowly lost a race against U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in 2010

BUCK 2.0: The Weld County District Attorney narrowly lost a race against U.S. Senator Michael Bennet in 2010

DENVER – 2010 Republican U.S. Senate nominee Ken Buck filed paperwork on Wednesday to make another run at the office, this time challenging incumbent Mark Udall.

The Weld County District Attorney narrowly lost a race against U.S. Senator Michael Bennet three years ago.

According to Buck’s campaign website, he is entering the race because “Senator Udall has been one of the most reliable rubber stamps for President Obama’s failed policies” while the U.S. “has been drowning in a sea of red ink, with a debt now totaling almost $17 trillion.”

In March 2013, Buck announced he had been diagnosed with lymphoma. In May, he told family and friends doctors could no longer detect any cancer in his body.

Republican operatives believe there is ample opportunity for a Colorado Senate pickup in 2014 if the right candidate enters the race.

According to a June Quinnipiac University Poll, only 40 percent of voters believe Udall deservers reelection while 33 percent believe he does not. According to the report, Udall “has some name recognition to work on.”

Given the freshman senator’s sub 50 percent approval rating, opponents believe there is plenty of time to show voters that Udall has performed as poorly, if not worse, than Governor Hickenlooper and President Obama.

Two other candidates, State Senators Randy Baumgardner and Owen Hill, have already filed their paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.

Colorado Republican operatives have hinted that State Representative Amy Stephens may also be looking at entering the race.

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3 Responses to Buck Files Paperwork for Second U.S. Senate Run

  1. Kate
    August 8, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Udall is right out in front on the NSA spying thing. If Buck wants to beat him, he’s going to have to have a GREAT position on this. The NSA thing resonates with both sides of the political spectrum. How much spying is enough or too much?

  2. keith Lucy
    August 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I am a friend of Ken’s and he can win, but the progressive Republicans need to support him this time around.

  3. August 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Why do Republicans have to go with a loser again? Buck couldn’t beat Udall last time, Buck’s ethical issues have not gone away, let’s find someone without dirty laundry to champion the conservative cause.

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