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  • Move to oust GOP freshmen class president fails

    06/25/2015 9:11:32 AM PDT · by Will88 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    Rep. Ken Buck will remain president of the GOP freshman class despite a move by a leadership-endorsed member to oust him.
  • In Obama’s White House, the Buck Stops Nowhere

    05/22/2014 9:37:34 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/22/14 | Ed Morrissey -The Fiscal Times
    What does it take to get fired from a job in the Barack Obama administration? Only in this White House could a Cabinet Secretary get not just one but two public presidential statements of confidence as internal documents emerge showing that an agency knew about fraud, and left the problem to such an extent that people died while waiting for medical care. This administration has long had trouble holding itself accountable for its failures, perhaps especially for the more spectacular disasters. .. Despite her failure to oversee the Obama administration’s central domestic policy achievement and to know that it would...
  • Todd Akin a Tea Partyer? Not So Much.

    05/21/2014 4:13:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | David Weigel
    Vox attempts to explain the media narrative of the day—that "the Tea Party will lose three primaries"—but this is a subject that defies simple Voxplaining. Here was the original lede: After some Twitter-shaming, the article has been edited and the "Tea Party" candidates are now called "right wing." That's a blander term that covers basically everyone who irritates the Republican Party's establishment. Still, the back-of-hand calculation that "the GOP would control the Senate today if not for the Tea Party" has never seemed right to me. Below, I've ranked the candidates mentioned by Vox. No. 5 had the least claim...
  • #COSen: Guy who had insurance cancelled by Obamacare will run against Mark Udall

    02/26/2014 1:41:22 PM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 26 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 2/26/14 | David Freddoso
    Republican Congressman Cory Gardner is planning to drop his re-election bid and run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Udall...
  • The Buck Who Carried His Rival’s Head (Deer Survives 2 Months w/ Severed Head Locked in Its Antlers)

    02/22/2014 3:34:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Outdoor Hub ^ | February 10, 2014 | Daniel Xu
    The Buck Who Carried His Rival’s Head While it may look like a grisly trophy, the story behind the picture of the antler-locked bucks above is one of survival and endurance. I recently spoke with Luke Laha, a wildlife management instructor in Kansas, about how he and his students rescued an antler-locked deer that had been carrying around the head of his rival. So how did this deer come to be wearing such bizarre headgear? Laha said that there was once a body attached to that head, before the coyotes came. Laha works as an instructor at Pratt Community College’s...
  • Tea Party favorite Ken Buck is back for a run at U.S. Senate

    02/03/2014 8:02:55 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies
    AP ^ | February 3, 2014 at 7:13 am | Nicholas Riccardi
    <p>WOODLAND PARK - Ken Buck is watching what he says.</p> <p>The Republican prosecutor became a symbol for his party's political overreach in 2010, when he beat the establishment pick in a U.S. Senate primary, only to lose to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.</p>
  • Joe Buck's Failed Super Bowl Promo (Hilarious!)

    02/01/2014 5:25:00 PM PST · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Funny or Die ^ | 1/20/14 | staff
    Check this out.
  • A Test of Your Power and Influence (Ken Buck-CO, Greg Brannon-NC)

    09/30/2013 8:43:47 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies ^ | September 30th, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Erick Erickson
    RedState Readers, there was a time when we could ask you to open your wallets for solid candidates and within hours goals would be met. We did that recently with Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia and you showed just how quickly you could raise money. But people still think you guys are not as engaged as you once were. So I have a challenge for you this morning — show the world conservatives are not disengaged. But more importantly, show the world you’ll do what it takes to fund reinforcements for Ted Cruz in the United States Senate. There are two...
  • The Buck Never Reaches Obama

    06/14/2013 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies ^ | 6/14/2013 | David Limbaugh
    The Obama administration's handling of its multiple scandals paints a picture of those who believe they are above the law. There's a pattern of arrogance, dismissiveness, denial, scapegoating, stonewalling, lying, false professions of ignorance, assurances of accountability and punishing whistle-blowers. The numerous parallels in the administration's handling of the Fast and Furious and Internal Revenue Service scandals alone are too striking to be coincidental. The recurring theme is that the buck never stops at the Obama White House. With Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives adopted an ill-conceived, indefensible plan to deliberately walk guns into...
  • The Buck Stops With You

    07/16/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 13, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    You should be sitting down. The skies just might open. Glorious Leader has spoken his first words of truth while bungling Harry Truman's famous quote. "Well, here's what I know, we were just talking about responsibility and as president of the United States, it's pretty clear to me that I'm responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you," Obama said. "The Buck stops with YOU !" Does it ever; about $140,000 per taxpayer on our $16 trillion dollar debt. In actuality, a 'one-percenter' is on the hook...
  • Wisconsin schools buck union to cut health costs

    08/31/2011 12:52:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/31/11 | Byron York
    The Hartland-Lakeside School District, about 30 miles west of Milwaukee in tiny Hartland, Wis., had a problem in its collective bargaining contract with the local teachers union. The contract required the school district to purchase health insurance from a company called WEA Trust. The creation of Wisconsin's largest teachers union -- "WEA" stands for Wisconsin Education Association -- WEA Trust made money when union officials used collective bargaining agreements to steer profitable business its way. The problem for Hartland-Lakeside was that WEA Trust was charging significantly higher rates than the school district could find on the open market.
  • Obama Passes Buck on Debt: ‘These are Bills Congress Ran Up’ (video)

    07/17/2011 9:02:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/17/11 | C-span
    The buck stops where?
  • The Buck 110 Knife Set the Standard

    12/12/2010 2:46:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 62 replies
    Why is the Buck 110 knife one of the most sought after knives? The first word that ran through my mind when I opened the blade of this Buck knife and heard the lock click, was "Solid". That was back in 1980 ---------------------------------------------------------- The Buck 110 knife is made with brass bolsters and liners. Buck describes the handle material as "natural woodgrain" which I think is the trade name for a certain color of high quality wood laminate. The handle scales are attractive and tough, and they're pinned to the handles. ---------------------------------------------------------- The 3 3/4" clip point blade of this...
  • Did Rush just say that?

    11/22/2010 9:49:03 AM PST · by 1raider1 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Just heard Rush say, "Obama could say. 'The BUCK stops here.'". concerning TSA pat downs. I wonder if he will catch flak for it?
  • Texas Man Killed by Pet Deer. Rutting Season Blamed

    11/14/2010 5:55:19 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 66 replies
    AssociatedContent/Yahoo ^ | Nov. 14th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Gerald Rushton was killed by his pet European red stag deer. While feeding the animal he was attacked by the buck and was stomped and gored by it. This was all witnessed by his granddaughter who immediately ran to get Mrs. Rushton who then called 911 for help.
  • COLORADO: Ken Buck (R) 47.6, Bennett (D) 47.0

    11/02/2010 11:23:24 PM PDT · by workerbee · 76 replies
    NY Times Election Map | 11/3/10
    70% precincts reported
  • Losses by tea party-backed candidates in Del., Nev. and Colo. cost GOP shot at Senate control

    11/07/2010 6:55:55 AM PST · by upchuck · 159 replies
    Washington Examiner/Ass Press ^ | November 7, 2010 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaigns but losing Senate seats held by Democrats in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada that the GOP once had big hopes of capturing. Republican leaders and strategists are muttering that the same tea party activists who elevated Speaker-to-be John Boehner and the party to power in the House simultaneously hobbled the GOP's outside shot of running the Senate. Tea partiers largely spurned establishment candidates in the GOP primaries and helped nominate Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, Sharron Angle in Nevada and Ken Buck in Colorado. All three lost on Tuesday. "You let...
  • Tancredo on Peter Boyles' Show right now--"tens of thousands" ballots left to be counted?

    11/04/2010 7:17:29 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    630 KHOW ^ | November 4, 2010
    Listening to Peter Boyles show this morning. Tom Tancredo on. Listen Live here: 630 KHOW
  • Bennet wins in Senate race

    11/03/2010 7:25:44 AM PDT · by MissTed · 60 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 11/3/10 | Kevin Smith, Allison Sherry, Michael Booth
    Appointed U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet will be elected to the U.S. Senate after pulling ahead of challenger Ken Buck this morning. Long after most Coloradans -- including the candidates and their supporters -- had gone to bed, returns from Denver and Boulder moved Bennet past Buck and into the lead, 47.5 percent to 47.1 percent. A recount would be required if the difference between the two candidates' vote totals is less than one-half of 1 percent of the highest vote total, or about 3,900 votes based on current tallies. Bennet leads by nearly 7,000 votes with an estimated 30,000 still...
  • Venting about the Senate (go ahead and flame me)

    11/03/2010 7:23:28 AM PDT · by cartervt2k · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Me | 11/03/2010 | Me
    Look, this was a good night in the House, but I can’t look away at all the missed opportunities in the Senate. First off, we should be thanking our lucky stars John McCain won his primary in AZ. He sucks and is a RINO, but how would you like reading this morning that the ‘rats picked off Hayworth along with Angle going down and Christine O’Donnell losing by 17? This is a state that installed Big Sis as governor – you’re telling me they couldn’t have picked this up? I’m taking odds on anyone who thinks Buck is going to...
  • Bennett 48%, Buck 47% (Buck proving to be the only Repub. in CO who could possibly lose this race)

    11/03/2010 6:11:03 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 113 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-3-10 | CNN
    88% reporting, Buck down 7000 votes. Looks like Hinsdale and Chafee counties aren't counted? Could use CO Freeper update..... Tancredo losing by double-digits now. Looks like CO is officially blue for good. Ken Buck was said to be the only GOP candidate who could lose this race, which would have been a GOP blowout with Norton on the ticket. Looks like that prediction was prophetic. Maybe he'll blame those stupid Tea Partiers and Sarah Palin and those retarded Birthers........again........ Unreal how back some of these candidates have proven to be, like Ken Buck.
  • Colorado Election Results Bennet 50% vs. Buck 45% (711 of 3,246 precincts reporting (22%))

    11/02/2010 8:24:41 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    kdvr ^ | November 2, 2010
    A - U.S. SENATE -- 711 of 3,246 precincts reporting (22%) Michael Bennet [D] 409,248 50% Ken Buck [R] 367,811 45% Bob Kinsey [G] 17,008 2% Maclyn Stringer [L] 9,187 1% Jason Napolitano [I] 8,511 1% Charley Miller [U] 5,329 1% J. Moromisato [U] 2,514 0%
  • Tancredo picks up Palin endorsement

    11/01/2010 3:47:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 293 replies · 1+ views
    DENVER (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed Tom Tancredo, the American Constitution Party candidate for governor. Palin urged voters Monday to support Tancredo, saying he will fight for lower taxes and smaller government. The 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee also said Tancredo will start growing the economy.
  • Poll: Voter pessimism helps GOP in 4 states Obama won (WI+7, PA+7 WA-1, CO+4)

    10/30/2010 4:57:21 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 12 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 10/30/2010 | David Lightman
    Republican candidates vying to win Democratic-held Senate seats have inched ahead in two once-deadlocked states and are in virtual ties in two others, four new McClatchy-Marist state polls found Friday. The polls, taken Oct. 26-28, showed the Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Senate races leaning Republican, while Washington and Colorado remain tossups. "These are states where Democrats are at best struggling for their political survival," said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Republicans are mustering serious challenges in each state by riding the same voter trends: dissatisfaction with the economy and frustration with the...
  • GOP outweighs Dems in early voting in Colorado

    10/20/2010 3:14:55 PM PDT · by Ravi · 31 replies
    DENVER—Colorado elections officials rolled out the first look at who's voting early this election—and so far more Republicans are voting than Democrats. The Colorado Secretary of State reports that about 195,000 voters have already cast ballots as of Wednesday afternoon. That figure includes mail-in and absentee voters who have already returned ballots, along with people who have voted in person at early balloting locations. So far, just over 71,000 Democrats have voted, and about 81,500 Republicans have voted. About 41,000 unaffiliated voters have already cast ballots. The GOP has an advantage in the overall number of active voters, with almost...
  • Rasmussen - Colorado Senate: Buck (R), Bennet (D) Are Nearly Tied (Let's help fight for Buck!!)

    10/16/2010 3:45:21 PM PDT · by DestroyLiberalism · 30 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/16/2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet and his Republican challenger Ken Buck are in a virtual tie in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as the candidates prepare for a nationally televised debate on Sunday. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado shows Buck with 47% support to Bennet’s 45%. Four percent (4%) prefer another candidate in the race, and another four percent (4%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These findings move the race from Leans Republican to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. This is the closest...
  • Ken Buck Hits A Home Run In Colorado (great video!)

    10/14/2010 12:58:58 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 4 replies
    Buck (website here) is up by 3 according to the RCP average. That's well withing the margin of cheating. No one has signed up for a Colorado event yet...BE THE WAVE.
  • Ken Buck(R)-51 Michael Bennett(D)-43 (Ras-9/29; Colo. Senate)

    09/29/2010 6:29:50 AM PDT · by Ravi · 48 replies
    Ras ^ | 9/29/10 | ras
    For the first time, Republican challenger Ken Buck now captures more than 50% of the vote in his U.S. Senate bid against Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in Colorado. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado shows Buck with 51% support, while Bennet earns 43% of the vote with leaners included. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These findings move the race from a Toss-Up to Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. Two weeks ago, Buck...
  • Sunlight Foundation: CO Sen. race ranks 2nd for outside money ( Karl Rove mentioned )

    09/26/2010 1:54:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Denver Post ^ | September 23, 2010 | Curtis Hubbard
    Colorado’s U.S. Senate race second in the nation in terms of the total spent by outside groups in support or opposition of the candidates... outside groups have spent $3.61 million in the Senate race that pits Democrat Michael Bennet against Republican Ken Buck. That total trails only the $3.65 million spent by outside groups in the Pennsylvania Senate race between Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak. Among those who’ve plunked down the most money are the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has spent $1.67 million going after Buck; while American Crossroads, a group backed by former Bush political advisor...
  • Tea Party: Republicans as Much to Blame as Dems

    09/26/2010 1:20:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2010-09-26 | Jimmy So
    Senate Candidates Rubio, Buck Say GOP Needs to be Held Accountable for Spending and Balanced Budget Promises. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican Senate nominee aligned with the Tea Party movement, went on the offensive against the GOP on CBS' Face the Nation Sunday, saying that both the Republican and the Democratic parties are to blame for the country's problems. Rubio said that politics today is "full of people that think they can say or do anything, because once they get elected they think they'll raise so much money they can make you forget." Rubio took on Florida's popular incumbent Governor...
  • The Tea Party Abortion Doctrine [Barf Alert]

    09/21/2010 7:00:11 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 21 Sep 2010 | John Avlon
    Last week’s primaries elevated two more candidates who, like Sarah Palin, would ban abortion for rape and incest victims. John Avlon on the hypocrisy that could fracture the GOP. Call it the Palin Standard, the new normal creeping into Republican abortion politics—opposition even in cases of rape and incest. When Sarah Palin was plucked from obscurity two years ago to become the VP nominee, McCain’s senior policy aides did not know that she held this extreme position, which is shared by only 15 percent of the population, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll. Now at least six Tea Party-backed...
  • Bennet "Its of no interest to me" on Murtha airport boondoggle

    09/16/2010 6:41:49 AM PDT · by TexasGunRunner · 1 replies
    Red State ^ | 15 Sep 2010 | Erik Erickson
    Ken Buck and Michael Bennet had a debate the other day. Ken Buck posed a simple question to Bennet: Did you vote for $1.5 million for an airport named after Jack Murtha that serves no more than 20 passengers a day? Bennet’s answer? Yes, “but it certainly was not of interest to me.” Buck replies, “I think $1.5 million is certainly of interest to all of us.” Link to YouTube of 40 second clip:Ken Buck Gets the Truth From Michael Bennet on His Concern for Earmarking Link to YouTube video of ABC expose of Murtha airport boondoggleABC News: Murtha Airport...
  • Colorado Senate: Buck (R) 49%, Bennet (D) 45%

    09/15/2010 3:37:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 15, 2010
    Coming off the first debate between the two major party candidates, Colorado’s race for the U.S. Senate remains a close one. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters, including leaners, shows Republican Ken Buck leading incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet 49% to 45%. Six percent (6%) favor another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.
  • More Dems buck plan to let taxes increase for rich

    09/02/2010 1:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/2/10 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Congress seems increasingly reluctant to let taxes go up, even on wealthier Americans. Worried about the fragile economy and their own upcoming elections, a growing number of Democrats are joining the rock-solid Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's plans to let some of the Bush administration's tax cuts expire. Democratic leaders in Congress still back Obama, but the willingness to raise taxes is waning among the rank and file as the stagnant economy threatens the party's majority in the House and Senate.
  • Save Us From Rand Paul!

    08/29/2010 11:54:27 PM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 9 replies
    Wall Street Pit: Global Market Insight ^ | August 23, 2010 | William L. Anderson
    In the recent article entitled, “America’s Ruling Class,” author Angelo M. Codevilla writes that the ruling elite of this country... ...whether formally in government, out of it, or halfway, America’s ruling class speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and tools of bureaucrats. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans not oriented to government. In other words, the god of those who use state power to push the rest of us into line is, well, the state, and anyone who might say anything against this god should be banished, if not from America, at least from Congress. So,...
  • Norton concedes GOP Senate race to Ken Buck (McCainiac Jane Norton defeated in Colo. primary)

    08/10/2010 8:35:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 85 replies
    The Tribune, Greeley, Colo. ^ | 2010-08-10 | Nate A. Miller
    Lt. Gov. Jane Norton conceded defeat in her campaign against Weld District Attorney Ken Buck for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. With 4,115 of 5,458 precincts reporting statewide, or 75 percent, Buck was leading Norton in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, with 177,617 votes (52 percent) to Norton's 166,955 (48 percent). With about 90 percent of the votes counted in Weld County, Buck was trouncing Norton 76 percent to 23 percent.
  • Marilyn Buck, radical jailed 25 years for role in deadly Brink's heist, dies in NY at age 62

    08/07/2010 6:27:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2010 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    Marilyn Buck, a violent leftist incarcerated for 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the 1980s, including the bombing of the U.S. Capitol and a deadly armored car heist, has died in Brooklyn. She was 62. On Oct. 20, 1981, she was part of a group of Weather Underground and Black Liberation Army members who ambushed a Brink's armored car carrying $1.6 million at a mall in Nanuet, N.Y. One guard was killed at the scene. A second was badly wounded. Two police officers were subsequently killed after they pulled over one of...
  • GOP Rivals Jane Norton, Ken Buck Fight Over "High Heels" and Manhood

    07/22/2010 5:45:57 PM PDT · by Bratch · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 22, 2010 10:45 AM | Brian Montopoli
    Who needs to fight about race when you can fight about gender? Jane Norton, who is facing off against Ken Buck in the GOP Senate primary in Colorado, has released an ad spotlighting Buck's comment that people should vote for him because he does not "wear high heels." "Why should you vote for me? Because I do not wear high heels," Buck is shown saying in the spot, in comments he made last week. "I have cowboy boots. They have real bullsh** on them." Says a narrator: "Now Ken Buck wants to go to Washington? He'd fit right in."
  • Colorado Senate: GOP Hopefuls Remain Slightly Ahead(Buck 48% Bennett 39%; Norton 47% Bennett 40% )

    07/20/2010 4:37:35 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 13, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    The top Republican contenders continue to hold modest leads in the race for the U.S. Senate in the toss-up state of Colorado, with county prosecutor Ken Buck now running slightly stronger than former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton against the top Democratic hopefuls. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado finds Buck earning 48% support against incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennett who gets 39% of the vote. If former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff is his Democratic opponent, Buck leads by a narrower 47% to 42% margin. A month ago, Buck posted a 46% to 41% lead over...
  • Tea Party hero DeMint set to appear at Buck rally (CO Senate race)

    07/02/2010 7:28:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    KDVR News Channel 31 ^ | June 30, 2010 | Eli Stokols
    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a Tea Party idol and aspiring conservative kingmaker, is coming to Colorado next week to rally supporters on behalf of Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck. Buck's campaign confirmed Wednesday that plans have been finalized for a rally that will take place next Thursday, July 8, with the final details still being worked out. "We're thrilled to have Sen. DeMint visit Colorado," said Buck's spokesman, Owen Loftus. "Sen. DeMint is a respected grassroots leader, who if fighting the establishment to fix Washington. Ken is honored to have his endorsement and support." DeMint endorsed Buck in April,...
  • Tea party chucking another favorite (Pink(o) Elephant)

    07/01/2010 1:40:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 6/30/10 | Val Richardson
    DENVER | In what has been dubbed the "Year of the Republican Woman," Jane Norton is in danger of becoming the exception to the rule. After months as the prohibitive front-runner in Colorado's Republican Senate primary race, the former lieutenant governor has taken an unexpected dive in the polls. With the election less than two months away, her lesser-known GOP rival, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, leads her by double digits in two recent surveys.
  • The Battle Moves to Colorado

    06/24/2010 5:53:45 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | June 24th, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    Conservatives did a marvelous job rallying in South Carolina and Utah. Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Jeff Duncan scored major conservative victories in South Carolina. Mike Lee will go on to be the next senator from Utah. The next big race will be Ken Buck vs. Jane Norton in Colorado. And conservatives need to rally to Ken Buck. Already the Norton campaign has gone totally negative. It’s becoming increasingly hysterical to see Norton supporters complain loudly that “Ken Buck did it first” when it is Norton folks sending out mail attacking Ken Buck already, not to mention emails galore. The...
  • Future leaders of the GOP - Senate Candidates (Ken Buck and Roger Williams)

    06/15/2010 10:37:19 AM PDT · by coffeehays · 10 replies · 139+ views
    Coffee Hays
    I'm tired of having to choose between nominating the RINOs because "they can win" or nominating the person that I agree with that can't attract independents. Maro Rubio is the ideal candidate. He is a strong conservative but also has great appeal to independents. Right now, Roger Williams of Texas and Ken Buck of Colorado are two other candidates that have what it takes to appeal to broad section of their respective states, and ARE CONSERVATIVE. Here is a great link from Roger Williams: and one from Ken Buck. These are two leaders we need in the Senate...
  • Dark Horses Ride Again

    05/22/2010 8:06:21 PM PDT · by FTJM · 4 replies · 565+ views
    WSJ ^ | MAY 22, 2010 | STEPHANIE SIMON
    Dark-horse candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate in Colorado took their state nominating assemblies by storm Saturday, showing once again the depth of voter anger this year at politicians perceived to be part of the establishment. As expected, Republican Ken Buck, the district attorney for rural Weld County, won overwhelming support for the Senate nomination at his party's assembly. Mr. Buck won 77% of the delegate vote, lifted by support from tea-party activists and from South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who recently endorsed him and praised his conservative credentials. His main GOP opponent, former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, who...
  • Is Tea Brewing In Colorado?

    05/21/2010 11:12:21 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 10 replies · 610+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 5/21/2010 | David Hogberg
    Kentucky may not be the only state where a Tea Party candidate upsets the establishment GOP candidate. In Colorado straw polls held in March, Republican voters gave a narrow edge to Tea Party favorite and prosecutor Ken Buck over former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton in the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Tea Partyers don’t trust Norton because her brother-in-law, Charlie Black, advised the 2008 McCain campaign and is a powerful Washington lobbyist.
  • Colorado GOP candidate criticizes Palin

    05/17/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 284 replies · 2,952+ views
    KJCT8.COM ^ | 17 MAY 2010 | AP
    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Conservative favorite Sarah Palin is headed to Colorado - but one Republican isn't happy about her timing. Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck said Monday that it's "rude" for the former Alaska governor to headline a Denver speech on Saturday, hours after the state GOP gathers for a statewide assembly in Loveland, about 50 miles from Denver. Last week, Palin included Buck's rival in positive comments to an anti-abortion group. Palin called former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton and other conservative women "pink elephants" who would succeed in office. Buck and Norton are both seeking the Republican...
  • As you wake up this morning, you need to know who Ken Buck is

    04/15/2010 6:00:30 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 11 replies · 669+ views ^ | April 14, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    As you are waking up this morning and browsing for news, you need to know who Ken Buck is. Get him on your radar. Write down his name. Make sure you know it. You are going to be hearing a lot about him. Ken Buck is my preferred candidate for the United States Senate in Colorado. And he just set off a chain reaction of bad news for establishment Republicans. Moreover, as the sun rises in Colorado today, Ken Buck is picking up Senator Jim DeMint’s endorsement. But the chain reaction is the important part of this. In Colorado, candidates...
  • DeMint: Crist should drop out and endorse Rubio

    04/14/2010 1:20:44 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 35 replies · 742+ views ^ | April 14th, 2010 | CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) – Sen. Jim DeMint said Wednesday that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist should abandon his Senate bid and endorse his Republican primary rival. DeMint was asked about chatter that Crist, trailing badly against Marco Rubio in the primary, might decide to run as an independent instead. "I hope that won't happen," he responded. "That is a sour grapes approach - when you find out you can't win, you bail out just like Arlen Specter did in his [Pennsylvania Republican] primary against Pat Toomey," DeMint said of a possible independent bid by Crist. "I hope that doesn't happen in Florida."...
  • Man sentenced to 18 months for killing Mr. Buck

    02/04/2010 12:19:31 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 32 replies · 988+ views ^ | 02-04-10 | Chron Staff
    Head of beloved deer was found in defendant's freezer. The man who admitted killing Harris County Precinct 3's beloved tame deer known as “Mr. Buck” was sentenced to 18 months in state jail today. Brandon Eugene Gregory, 24, had pleaded guilty last August to a felony charge of taking a wildlife resource without landowner consent. The November 2008 killing and mutilation of Mr. Buck shocked animal lovers across the Houston area. The 8- to 10-point buck, which lived at Bear Creek Pioneers Park's wildlife sanctuary, was comfortable around people and let park visitors scratch his chin. Gregory told investigators he...
  • Analysis: Obama's buck-stopping goes only so far

    01/08/2010 5:13:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 436+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/8/10 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON – He says "the buck stops with me," but nearly a year into office President Barack Obama is still blaming a lot of the nation's troubles — the economy, terrorism, health care — on George W. Bush. Over and over, Obama keeps reminding Americans of the mess he inherited and all he's doing to fix it. A sharper, give-me-some-credit tone has emerged in his language as he bemoans people's fleeting memory about what life was like way back in 2008, particularly on the economy. "Yes we can"? Try "Yes I have." While candid about what he called his team's...