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Colo. Democrat Bennet wins Senate race
AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/3/10 | KRISTEN WYATT

Posted on 11/03/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT by Kartographer

Sen. Michael Bennet has narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck to win a hard-fought Senate seat in Colorado.

The victory for Bennet allows Democrats to hold onto a seat once viewed a prime opportunity for the GOP to make gains.

Bennet provided a crucial firewall against further Republican gains in the Senate during midterm elections. The race attracted more out-of-state campaign money than any other Senate contest this year.

In a victory speech, Bennet called it a "race for the record books."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; bennett; co2010; kenbuck; michaelbennett
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1 posted on 11/03/2010 1:31:21 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: All

Today is Jim Robinsons’ birthday..If you haven’t donated to FR today would be a good day to do so.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 1:32:52 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Kartographer

The vote is not counted yet so no one won. If the count is within 1/2% there will be a recount and that can take a week.


3 posted on 11/03/2010 1:36:32 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Kartographer

Buck needs to challenge every Bennett vote in Denver and Boulder.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 1:37:29 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Kartographer

He can declare victory all he wants....but, it’s meaningless until the votes are counted.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 1:38:22 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Kartographer

That sucks.

Colorado, what the hell is wrong with you?


6 posted on 11/03/2010 1:38:31 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: trumandogz
Buck needs to challenge every Bennett vote in Denver and Boulder.

Don't forget Aspen and Pueblo too.

Regards,

TS

7 posted on 11/03/2010 1:41:00 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Kartographer

No one but AP has called this. I think a recount is coming. No need to bail yet Buck.

Stick with it and give them the Rat treatment. Hand recount ballots if possible.


8 posted on 11/03/2010 1:42:24 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA ("Forces of Evil" member in good standing)
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To: The Shrew

What about challenging the Mexican National vote and the votes of various Illegals from Islamic countries?


9 posted on 11/03/2010 1:43:22 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Like the story said.... More out of state money for this race in CO history. We are being californicated left and right! People who retire in Cali and move to the mountains are generally segregated at the UT/CO border with the more liberal heading to CO... I am outta here as I didn’t like living in CA and I hate living in CA-lite.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 1:44:00 PM PDT by killermedic (Git some, baby)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Like the story said.... More out of state money for this race in CO history. We are being californicated left and right! People who retire in Cali and move to the mountains are generally segregated at the UT/CO border with the more liberal heading to CO... I am outta here as I didn’t like living in CA and I hate living in CA-lite.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 1:44:09 PM PDT by killermedic (Git some, baby)
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To: Kartographer
Ok, I am not getting this. They are separated by only 1%, and 3% of the votes still to be counted. How is this a win for the leftest?
12 posted on 11/03/2010 1:44:25 PM PDT by svcw (If you put a crouton on a your sundae instead of a cherry, it counts as a salad.)
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To: Kartographer
This is the typical dem plan of attack for close races. First, declare victory. Second, try to take the high moral ground for the sake of the voters (we need to move on for the good of the state). Third, complain about anyone questioning anything, claim disenfranchisement of women, poor, minorities, etc. Four, put out as many press releases and statements as it takes for the media to talk about this like it's a done deal and widely established fact. Fifth, hold a press conference with a phony “Office of the President Elect” seal on the podium (applies to Messiah Obama only). Folks this ain't close to a done deal.
13 posted on 11/03/2010 1:48:06 PM PDT by festusbanjo (The Tea Party is what the Republicans used to be, the Democrats are what the Soviets used to be.)
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To: All

According to some Freepers, Buck should just go ahead and concede.....yep, I’m not kidding....


14 posted on 11/03/2010 1:50:27 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Colorado, what the hell is wrong with you?

The Colorado GOP is about as competent as Laurel and Hardy. They do not embrace conservationism, they do not back moral legislation. They are in the mold of Bill Owens who squandered both houses in the state government, was instrumental in the loss of both federal senate seats and the governorship. Over the last few years the elected republicans have done nothing but whine. They have failed to advocate core principles. They voted to censure Doug Bruce the only real small government zealot in who cares more about Colorado than getting reelected or good press. The Colorado GOP just doesn't offer much. But, Dan Maes, the Republican, did get 10% of the vote assuring that Tom Tancredo is not the governor.

15 posted on 11/03/2010 1:52:50 PM PDT by DaveyB (Fear is the foundation of most governments -- John Adams)
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To: Maverick68
According to some Freepers, Buck should just go ahead and concede.....yep, I’m not kidding....

Yeah, that guy is a troll.

It appears, Buck is going to take a hard look at his race before he makes the determination to concede or not.

16 posted on 11/03/2010 1:57:44 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Lazlo in PA

Agreed.

Give ‘em hell, Buck!


17 posted on 11/03/2010 1:57:44 PM PDT by chilltherats (He was born with a roaring voice, and it had the trick of inflaming half-wits against their betters)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

In the late 1960’s on Californians moved to CO, OR, WA, UT, NV in droves and brought their CA ideas with them. That is what is wrong with most of the West. Please Jim move Freerepublic out of the G*D forsaken state(CA).


18 posted on 11/03/2010 1:57:49 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Maverick68
According to some Freepers, Buck should just go ahead and concede.....yep, I’m not kidding....

"some Freepers" I hear you man. What the Hell has been going on around here? We are not just talking about this race, and it is not just the work of trolls. Some of these guys are 10 plus year veterans. It's like when life is breathed back into conservatism, these guys go all "Rockefeller" or something.

19 posted on 11/03/2010 1:59:37 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“Colorado, what the hell is wrong with you?”

A lot of people moved from California to Colorado.


20 posted on 11/03/2010 2:00:27 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: mountainlion

Buck has not conceded yet.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16511547


21 posted on 11/03/2010 2:02:09 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (Yesterday we voted-TODAY we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chron. 7:14!)
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To: killermedic

Come to Missouri...we could use some more patriots


22 posted on 11/03/2010 2:02:40 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“No one but AP has called this. I think a recount is coming. No need to bail yet Buck.”

Buck hasn’t conceded.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 2:05:26 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (Yesterday we voted-TODAY we fight against vote fraud! Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chron. 7:14!)
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To: Kartographer

We lost this one because of the Gov race - That we had no one of qualit to run at Gov level in the que going into 2010 killed us.....Buck loses this by this small a margin, with even a decent “R” running as Gov we take this one easy...


24 posted on 11/03/2010 2:07:51 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Kartographer

Bennet may have claimed victory but I haven’t heard about anyone conceding.


25 posted on 11/03/2010 2:08:52 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: DaveyB

“The Colorado GOP is about as competent as Laurel and Hardy.”

Hey now. Laurel and Hardy are funny. The Colorado GOP, not so much.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 2:09:58 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Too many libs imported from California


27 posted on 11/03/2010 2:10:56 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Kartographer

This entire article is a lie... the votes have not been counted and there is a recount after they are counted.

LLS


28 posted on 11/03/2010 2:11:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Kartographer

Don’t count your vote until the liberal judges do. :)


29 posted on 11/03/2010 2:12:25 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Maverick68

Some Freepers are paid dim hacks.

LLS


30 posted on 11/03/2010 2:13:36 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: The Shrew

like nevada no need to spend anymore money there for skiing or anything else!


31 posted on 11/03/2010 2:15:34 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

In the late 1960’s on Californians moved to CO, OR, WA, UT, NV in droves and brought their CA ideas with them. That is what is wrong with most of the West. Please Jim move Freerepublic out of the G*D forsaken state(CA).


32 posted on 11/03/2010 2:20:43 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Kartographer

I really thought we would win this one.


33 posted on 11/03/2010 2:21:12 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: svcw

Because the outstanding precincts are in Boulder County.. which is to the left, politically, of San Fransisco.


34 posted on 11/03/2010 2:22:22 PM PDT by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

The Senate races were truly disappointing.
Buck lost because he went off script from the economy and opined on social issues. Social issues drag conservatives down every time they’re brought up in in statewide races in the west. Fiscal conservatism wins every time, in every state outside of New England.

The one valuable lesson we learned from this election is that Tea Party ideals win, but the Tea Party label loses.

This is what we need to take with us going in to 2012.
Candidates who ran on the Tea Party message, but had mainstream appeal won, and won big. Rubio, Johnson, and Ayotte are perfect examples. Candidates who were too closely tied to the Tea Party directly lost. Angle, O’Donnell, Buck, and Miller.

While the Tea Party ideals inspired a majority, the Tea Party label energized Democrat turnout in the high profile races, and was able to create doubt in the minds of enough undecided voters to break against Tea Party candidates.


35 posted on 11/03/2010 2:22:52 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: ldish
like nevada no need to spend anymore money there for skiing or anything else!

SO, why not make it a liberal recreation haven? Not me buddy I live here. You go ski Nebraska. Yes, the Colorado GOP and Bill Owens RINO club have way too much power and THEY blew it. Believe me, the sleeping giant is awakened.

TS

36 posted on 11/03/2010 2:23:04 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Kartographer

Recount.

Demand one whether it is automatic ot not.


37 posted on 11/03/2010 2:24:53 PM PDT by Adder (Note to self: 11-2-10 Take out the Trash!!!)
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To: SevenMinusOne

People came out to vote against Tancredo and not just for the dem. Same thing happened in NY with Paladino and in DE to take out Castle’s old seat.


38 posted on 11/03/2010 2:25:18 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: counterpunch

Rand Paul-?Tea Party or not


39 posted on 11/03/2010 2:27:38 PM PDT by Tspud1
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To: brothers4thID

Oh


40 posted on 11/03/2010 2:28:17 PM PDT by svcw (If you put a crouton on a your sundae instead of a cherry, it counts as a salad.)
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To: counterpunch

“Social issues drag conservatives down every time they’re brought up in in statewide races “

They also drag down RINO’s. Why would republicans want to go the distance for a RINO who proudly declares he is pro-choice and pro-gay?


41 posted on 11/03/2010 2:28:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Ding dong the Pelosi is gone!)
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To: DaveyB

CO Republicans need a remedial course in conservative activism. Might I suggest looking at my state WI. We were a bluish state that gave zero a double digit win in ‘08. Yet, this year, we gave the Congress 2 new Republican reps and a Senator (a TP conservative not a rino). We also took back the governor as well as the state senate and assembly from the Dims.
We have a very large TP movement all over the state.
On Wisconsin!


42 posted on 11/03/2010 2:28:42 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: counterpunch

Buck really faltered down the stretch. He had numerous gaffes and unforced errors that took him off message. Bennet and the Dems painted him as an extremist and as anti-woman. Voters took the bait, with Bennet winning female voters 56-39% and carrying independents by a couple of points. This in a year when Republicans split the women’s vote nationally and carried indies by double digits. The final margin will be small but this was a major blown opportunity by the Buck campaign and Colorado Republicans.


43 posted on 11/03/2010 2:30:56 PM PDT by zebrahead
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Dumb ass Kalifornians moved here. That’s what happened.


44 posted on 11/03/2010 2:35:30 PM PDT by ironwill (III - Molon Labe)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Any recount better have a ton of legal eyeballs for our side. The ghost of Al Franken’s corrupt recount is everywhere.


45 posted on 11/03/2010 2:40:37 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (REPEAL DEATHCARE)
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To: zebrahead

Amendment 63 brought out the liberal women vote which didn’t help Buck at all. His gaffe earlier in the Fall about “Tell those Tea Partiers to stop bringing up the birth certificate” didn’t help him much either.


46 posted on 11/03/2010 2:49:47 PM PDT by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

Hold it! No one else has called this race yet. The AP’s praise is a prime example of their lousy journalistic standards.


47 posted on 11/03/2010 2:52:04 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: Tzimisce

In Iowa, some liberal judges got thrown out by the voters.


48 posted on 11/03/2010 2:54:13 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: DaveyB

But, Dan Maes, the Republican, did get 10% of the vote assuring that Tom Tancredo is not the governor.

[Stourme]

Maes had issues. Only the uninformed voted for him. All the states conservatives came out endorsing Tancredo (I). Maes was the only (R) I did NOT vote for. I'm just surprised he still got 10%.

I would have written in "Mickey Mouse" before I would have voted for a (D-) however.

49 posted on 11/03/2010 3:05:42 PM PDT by Stourme ((www.thebayougardener.com - my favorite website))
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To: ExTexasRedhead
You bet it is... the stench of evil, chavez styled, third world, banana republic, corrupt elections hangs heavy in the air of America today. I agree 1,000,000,000,000,000%!

LLS

50 posted on 11/03/2010 3:27:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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