Politics & Policy

CO Thursday Evening Buzz

U.S. Senate

•Colorado’s Senate battle between Sen. Michael Bennet and Ken Buck is second in the country for expenditures from outside groups, to the tune of $3.61 million.

•Buck was named in Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” segment on MSNBC yesterday for comments on privatization of Veterans’ Administration hospitals:

“Would a veteran’s administration hospital that is run by the private sector be better run than by the public sector? In my view, yes.”

The link at the Post provides additional context for the quote, including the video and a longer transcript of the comments.

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•KRDO13 of Colorado Springs fact checks an ad from Rep. John Salazar’s campaign targeting Scott Tipton on the subject of Social Security privatization.

Governor

•What does Dan Maes have in common with Delaware’s GOP U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell?

“The Democratic Governors Association has labeled seven Tea Party-backed gubernatorial candidates “O’Donnells,” after the Delaware U.S. Senate candidate who’s being pegged as unelectable from detractors on both sides of the aisle.”

•Maes calls American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo an “illegal immigrant” on a local radio show (audio).

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